Thursday, March 29, 2007

World's Tallest Man Weds in China!

The worlds tallest man; a Chinese; Bao Xishun, 56, has found his love last week! Bao; a herdsman holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the tallest living man at his height of 2.36 meters (7 ft, 9-inch). He weighs around 165 kilograms. Bao was longing to marry since the past year and has met his match in his home town in China. It was the first wedding for him and his bride.

It is said that Bao was of normal height till 16 years of age after which he gained incredible height in the next 7 years. His height is said to be a normal gain without any disorder; which normally is not the case for any one so tall.

Bao needed 10 meters of cloth to dress up for the Guinness title!

It is interesting to note that the tallest person of all time was Robert Wadlow (b.1918 to 1940) reached a height of 8 feet 11 inches until his death. Ajaz Ahmed of Pakistan and Leonid Stadnyk of Russia; both claim to be 8 feet 4 inches tall but their claims are controversial and still not accepted as Guinness Records. According to Guinness they are not properly measured and cannot be accepted.

His bride, Xia Shujuan is half his age and a mere 5 feet five inches tall and is 2 feet shorter. Well; I at 5 feet 8 inches would still have the 2 feet difference!

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