worlds-tallest-man-wikipedia.jpg World’s Tallest Man begins honeymoon

The Dolphin’s rescuer’s wife is just two third of his height

Amin George Forji


According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the 54-year-old Chinese herdsman Bao Xishun who measures 2.36m (7ft 8.95 in) is the world’s tallest living person. His extraordinary height has caused him both fame and trouble in getting a wife.


With the average height of Chinese ladies just 163cm, Bao has been struggling for years to no avail to meet a woman that will support his height.

In the end, he sent out marriage adverts across he world, and this paid off as he is said to have got a long list of interested applicant. The Beijing News reported thus:


“After sending out marriage advertisements across the world and going through a long selection process, the efforts have finally paid off.”


Boa’s new bride is Xia Shujian, 29, interestingly a saleswoman from his home city of Chifeng in northern China, same region where he had found it so hard to get an interested partner prior to he adverts.


The tall man’s wedding more of less a paradox may be just another record for the Guinness Book. The bride is not only 25years younger than him but just two-third his height. (that is 5 ft 6 in). Their wedding which was done in secrecy several days ago was first reported by The Beijing News on Wednesday 28th. The couple are said to now be on honeymoon in an unspecified destination.


Bao Xishun earned another media fame December 2006, after he saved two sick dolphins by using his hands to pull dangerous plastics out of their stomachs. The dolphins nibbled the plastics in an acquarium in he Chinese Liaoning province. According to reports from the Chinese media, initial laboratory attempts to save them through surgery had failed, as the stomachs of the dolphins contracted in response to the instruments.


Bao ‘s height is said to have been normal before he age of 16, after which he experienced a leap in growth, which doctors could not explain. At the age of 23, he had already reached his present height.


It’s just as interesting to know that Bao is having a cool honeymoon. Let everyone join me to offer a toast to the tall man’s honeymoon.



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