Thursday, December 14, 2006

"Hell if I know. Go get that tall guy."

Thanks to some quick-thinking marine biologists and a YaoMingian freak of nature, the dolphins in northeast China are sleeping a little easier tonight.

Bao Xishun, the officially certified World's Tallest Living Man, utilized his 42" long arms to dislodge big pieces of plastic from the dolphin's tummies. Apparently the dolphins like to eat the plastic from the edge of their pool. But now they're safe and sound.

Inner Mongolia has never been prouder of their native son. Bao, a 7-foot-9-inch herdsman said to be descended from Genghis Khan, was of normal height until he was 15 -- then it all went downuphill from there. He hit 2.1 meters by 20 and now stands at 2.36 meters at age 54. Doctors say he's normal -- no gigantism or anything...just really, really tall.

Boring Coincidental sidenote: Bao got certified Tallest by the Guinness people on my 32nd birthday: July 21, 2005.

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