World's tallest and shortest, side by side - click to enlarge
Now what would the world's shortest man look like next to the world's tallest?
Robert Pershing Wadlow is commonly believed to have been the tallest man ever
at 272 centimeters (8 ft 11.1 in) and 199 kilograms (439 lb).
Gul Mohammed is believed to have been the shortest man ever
at 57 centimeters (1 ft 10.5 in) and 17.0 kilograms (37.5 lb).
Wadlow was born in 1918 and died in 1940. Mohammed was born in 1957 and died in 1997.
Here, for fun, is a unique montage of photos which has been scaled to size in order to demonstrate the extreme ends of the human height range.
Although WLMD has not made comment on any such phenomena as bigfoots or hobbits previously, I'm sure those more acquainted with the field will enjoy this comparison.