The tallest man in the world is in fact three short men stood on each other’s shoulders under a large rain coat, it has been revealed. The swindling giant was attending the opening ceremony of a multi-storey car park in Basingstoke, when he tripped over a kerb and the duping dwarfs came tumbling out.
Martin Davidson, 43, a local farmer who was attending the opening, said: “He went down like a sack of potatoes. Next thing we knew there were these three little fellas running around; I wrestled one of them to the ground and tethered him up, just like one of my sheep.”
The news will be disappointing for his legion of young fans. One distraught 11 year old boy (who did not want to be named) said: “I came to see my hero but now I know that heroes only exist in comic books. What have I got to aim for now? My life is in tatters.”
In a bizarre twist, it has emerged that the middle dwarf, Jorge Kalaizer, is so short that he is now officially the shortest man in the world, knocking the former record holder off his tiny throne.
Jorge said: “My life up until now has been a lie; now I can be the real me and enjoy the money, fame and respect that my new title will give me. I hope the other guys find similar success.”