Record holders are often pictured next to each other in Guinness World Records books but they very rarely meet each other in the flesh.
One notable exception came recently when the world's shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, met the world’s shortest woman, Jyoti Amge, as part of a promotion for the 2013 edition of Guinness World Records.
Dangi, a 72-year-old Nepalese man is, at 21.5 inches; Amge, 18, of Nagpur, India, measures 24.7 inches.
Amge is happy to be recognized by Guinness, and hopes to build up a career as a fashion designer and a Bollywood actress.
“Since being recognized by Guinness World Records, I have been able to visit lots of different countries," she said. "I love traveling. I have visited Japan and parts of Europe and now I can’t wait to visit the UK."
Guinness officials had been aware of Amge's existence for years, but waited until she was 18 to make the "world's shortest woman" title official.
Dangi, on the other hand, managed to escape discovery for more than 70 years before Guinness found him in the remote Nepalese mountain village of Rhimkholi, about 250 miles west of Kathmandu.
Dangi and Amge appear prominently in the 2013 edition of Guinness World Records, which will be published Sept. 13.