He Pingping, Svetlana Pankratova
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World’s shortest man, leggiest woman

He Pingping, Svetlana Pankratova
He Pingping from Inner Mongolia, the world’s shortest man, sits on the lap of Svetlana Pankratova from Russia, holder of the record for woman with the longest legs, as they pose at Trafalgar Square in London, Sept. 16, 2008. (Sang Tan / Associated Press)
World’s smallest man and woman with world’s longest legs
Dressed in a bright-blue mini-dress and low-heeled pumps, Pankratova, 36, said she liked her legs, though they can complicate things. “It’s hard to find clothes, especially pants,” she said. (Andy Rain / EPA)
He Pingping, Svetlana Pankratova
He Pingping stands precisely 2 feet 5.37 inches tall. Pankratova’s legs are nearly 52 inches long. (Sang Tan / Associated Press)
He Pingping, Svetlana Pankratova
The two met, with He standing at Pankratova’s knees, to publicize the release of “Guinness World Records 2009.” This year’s version of the popular book is due out Wednesday. (Sang Tan / Associated Press)
He Pingping, Svetlana Pankratova
The 20-year-old He was born with a type of dwarfism. He is the shortest man who is mobile, Guinness says. (Sang Tan / Associated Press)
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