Some interesting pics. Don't scroll down if your a wussy as some are nasty. We'll start with the cute. Worlds apart: The moment the tallest man met the shortest By CLAIRE BATES - More by this author Â» Last updated at 16:53pm on 13th July 2007 In terms of height they are worlds apart. The world's tallest man, Bao Xishun today shook hands with He Pingping who claims to be Earth's shortest. But these two men actually hail from the same region of Inner Mongolia. While Mr Xishun, 56, towers above everyone at an astonishing 7.9ft, 19-year-old Mr Pingping is a mere 2.4ft high. Oops, how'd that get in here?