Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bao Xishun: The World's Tallest Man

TIME has a great photo essay of China's Bao Xishun, who at 7-feet-9-inches, holds the distinction of being the world's tallest man: The Tale of Bao Xishun, The World's Tallest Man.

He recently got married! The picture above is him and his wife.
A Chinese man being the tallest man in the world. Wow.

It reminds me of my favorite Chris rock line:

You know the world’s coming to the end when the tallest basketball player is chinese, the best baseball player is from the dominican republic, the best rapper is white, the best golf player is black, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, the French are accusing the US of arrogance, the Germans don't want to go to war and the most powerful people in the world names are Bush, Dick, and Colon.


Anonymous said...

So much for the stereotype of short Asians! There's variety in every culture and every people, if we can learn to see it.

Elver said...

You linked to this post on Twitter and the tinyurl was:


And based on that URL I was kinda expecting the man to be 63 kilometers and 2 meters tall.

I was disappointed :(

Degenerasian said...

63km2m? LOL
That's awesome!