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World's smallest man meets woman with world's longest legs
Telegraph ^ | September 16, 2008 | Chris Irvine

Posted on 09/16/2008 7:53:22 AM PDT by Schnucki

Standing at just 2ft 5in high, He Pingping, from China, has been officially named the smallest man in the world.

Svetlana Pankratova, meanwhile, owns the longest legs in the world, which stretch to 132cm.

Mr Pingping barely came up to Ms Pankratova's knees at a bizarre photoshoot held to mark the launch of the new Guinness Book of World Records.

But the pair seemed rather happy in each other's company as they posed for photos on Trafalgar Square's steps in central London.

In January 2007, Mr Pingping was invited to take part on a television programme in Tokyo, and has since become somewhat of an icon.

It is rumoured he is now so protective of his image, he refuses to have his photo taken unless he is paid a substantial fee.

While Ms Pankratova might have the longest legs in the world, she is not the tallest.

Last month, Sandy Allen, at 7ft 7in, recognized as the world's tallest woman, died aged 53.


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1 posted on 09/16/2008 7:53:23 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

Lucky guy!!! :)


2 posted on 09/16/2008 7:54:34 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, spaying and neutering the animals on the angry left)
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To: Schnucki

I won’t state the obvious...


3 posted on 09/16/2008 7:55:08 AM PDT by tatown (How to piss off a liberal: Work hard and be happy!)
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To: Schnucki

Don’t look up!!!


4 posted on 09/16/2008 7:55:29 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: tatown

The mind boggles...


5 posted on 09/16/2008 7:55:59 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Schnucki

MUST NOT COMMENT... MUST NOT... WILL GET BANNED IF I COMMENT... ARRRGGGG THE AGONY OF NOT COMMENTING.


6 posted on 09/16/2008 7:56:20 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Schnucki

Stand up, Chuck!


7 posted on 09/16/2008 7:57:02 AM PDT by Warren_Piece (Smart is easy. Good is hard.)
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To: Schnucki

Sigh!

so much I CAN’T say here...

..Target rich environment.


8 posted on 09/16/2008 7:57:17 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: johniegrad

That wasn’t thunder that you just heard.


9 posted on 09/16/2008 7:57:44 AM PDT by A Cyrenian
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To: Schnucki

Things appear to be looking up for the little guy.


10 posted on 09/16/2008 7:57:59 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Somewhere in Illinois, a community is missing its organizer.)
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To: Schnucki
"Mr Pingping was invited to take part on a television programme in Tokyo, and has since become somewhat of an icon."

I'm not sure he's big enough to be an icon.

11 posted on 09/16/2008 7:58:05 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: A Cyrenian
That wasn’t thunder that you just heard.

No but did you feel some rain drops?

12 posted on 09/16/2008 7:58:42 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Schnucki

“East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.”


13 posted on 09/16/2008 7:58:46 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Schnucki

Can’t say it...can’t say it.


14 posted on 09/16/2008 7:58:52 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Annoy the media, end the Obamanation, vote maverick, McCain/Palin '08; Free Laz; Drill baby drill)
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To: Schnucki

He Pingping dat!


15 posted on 09/16/2008 7:59:08 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Vaquero

It does bring to mind a certain old limerick...


16 posted on 09/16/2008 7:59:12 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: martin_fierro

Ping a ling a ding dong.

That picture ... I just cant say a thing.


17 posted on 09/16/2008 7:59:18 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Warren_Piece

God love ya...!


18 posted on 09/16/2008 7:59:28 AM PDT by freebilly
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To: Schnucki

Whoa! Fifty-one inch legs. Where’d they get the pantyhose?


19 posted on 09/16/2008 7:59:37 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: Schnucki

I’m sure a man of He’s stature has a completely different outlook on life...


20 posted on 09/16/2008 7:59:39 AM PDT by visually_augmented (I was blind, but now I see)
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