March 28, 2007

Breaking News: Extremely Tall Man Marries Much Smaller Woman

Taking a brief diversion from the world of sports, we wanted to bring you the joyous news that the world’s tallest man – 7-foot-9 Inner Mongolian herdsman Bao Xishun has gone ahead and gotten hitched to a woman who is literally half his size (by "literally," we mean "sort of"): 5-foot-6 Xia Shujian.

Actually, who are we kidding, this is definitely sports-related news. He could totally dunk all over her. (That is, if he had any coordination… which he most certainly does not.)

We must admit to a little bit of shock that a 7-foot-9 man is the tallest in the world. Don’t we have any 8-footers out there somewhere lurking in the Siberian foothills? (The Siberian foothills of course being a well-known breeding ground for extraordinarily tall individuals.)

Seriously though, where have you gone, Robert Wadlow?

Wait -- we’re just now receiving word that Robert Wadlow has been dead for 66 years.

That’s embarrassing. Please accept our apologies. We will return to discussing sports-related matters in due course.


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