Guinness Book of Records: World's Longest Legs, Meet World's Shortest

Guinness Book of Records: World's Longest Legs, Meet World's Shortest
He Pingping, the world's smallest man, with Svetlana Pankratova
Fred Duval/FilmMagic

09/16/2008 AT 11:35 AM EDT

Talk about having the world at your feet: Svetlana Pankratova has longest legs on record, nearly 52 inches, according to those who know – the people at Guinness World Records.

To celebrate Pankratova's feat – and the publication of the 2009 record book – she was joined in London's Trafalgar Square by another of the volume's entries: He Pingping, from China, and, at 2 ft. 5 in., officially the smallest man in the world.

And that's the long and short of it.
Stephen M. Silverman

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