Trafalgar Square routinely serves as a stage for mimes, jugglers and other acts, but the tourist attraction drew an exceptionally curious crowd when the world's shortest man who can walk met the woman with the longest legs.
He Pingping, of China, was born with a type of dwarfism and at 20 he stands just 2 feet 5.37 inches tall. While 36-year-old Svetlana Pankratova has legs that are nearly 52 inches long, or more than 4 feet long. Even though her upper body has nearly typical proportions.
The pair met to publicize the release of 'Guinness World Records 2009' which is out today.
Pingping called Pankratova's legs "very beautiful" and the Russian said she liked her legs, though they can complicate things: "It's hard to find clothes, especially pants."
At just over 6-foot-4, Pankratova isn't the tallest woman on record. Sandy Allen, of Shelbyville, Indiana, who died recently, held that title at 7 feet, 7 inches.
The latest edition of the book also lists pop star Britney Spears as the most-searched person on the Internet and TV show 'Lost' as the most-downloaded show of all time.