A new survey suggests that the world’s tallest person is indeed a person who is tall, rather than tall people.
According to a report by the Guinness Book of World Records, Russian singer Maria Alyokhina, who was born with a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.74 metres) and weighs in at around 140 kilograms (270 pounds), is the world record holder for the tallest person.
The survey conducted by the International Business Times found that she is the second-tallest living person, behind only former US President Barack Obama, who stands at 6 feet 5 inches (2.3 metres).
The top three tallest people on the planet are all of Asian descent.
The world’s shortest person is the Norwegian singer Mikael Blomkvist who stands 5 feet 8 inches (150.5 centimeters).
In the US, the shortest person on record is the comedian Stephen Colbert, who is 5 feet 6 inches (183.3 centimeters).
The tallest person on the list is the Dutchman Joris Voorn, who sits at 5 feet 7 inches (184.6 centimeters).