Boston.com's The Big Picture has assembled about 30 photographs of people achieving or attempting to set Guiness World Records. Pictured above is He Pingping, who until his death this past week was the world's shortest man (2 feet 5 inches), standing next to Sultan Kosen (8 feet 1 inch) of Turkey.
Other records depicted at the link include the world's largest cheesecake, largest meatball and largest plate of hummus, and the tallest dog (and horse), and the biggest Pokemon collection, and many more. Those interested in such phenomena are reminded that Neatorama has a subcategory of posts devoted to world records.
Link. Photo credit: Osman Orsal (Reuters).