Friday, July 13, 2007

World's tallest man meets world's shortest man

In the continuing adventures of the world's tallest man, Bao Xishun, our hero shakes hands with He Pingping, who is currently aiming for a place in the Guiness Book of Records as the world's shortest man.
The historic meeting between Bao, who stands 2.36 meters (7.9 feet) tall, and He, who only reaches 73 centimeters (2.4 feet) in height, took place in Baotou, in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Friday.
We have previously seen Bao, a herdsman from Inner Mongolia, as he saved the lives of two dolphins by using his long arms to reach down their throats and remove plastic shards from their stomachs.
And more recently, Bao has hit the headlines due to his search for love - which he eventually found with 5 foot 6 inch saleswoman Xia Shujian. The couple married in a traditional Mongolian ceremony earlier this week.
Bao became officially recognized as the world's tallest man last year, beating the previous record holder, Radhouane Charbib of Tunisia, by just 2mm.

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