The new Guinness Book of World Records 2009 hits stands September 17 and features participants such as the women with the longest legs and the smallest man in the world. Standing at just 2’5’’ high, He Pingping, from China, has officially been named the smallest man in the world. Meanwhile, Svetlana Pankratova, has a pair of the longest legs in the world, which stretch 4’3.9’’ long. Mr. Pingping barely reached Ms. Pankratova's knees at a bizarre photo shoot held to mark the release of the new Guinness Book of World Records 2009. The Guinness Book of world records began in 1955 and was known as Guinness Book of records before it changed its name in 2000 since the book has worldwide recognition.