Wednesday, July 18, 2007

World's Tallest Man Weds

World's Tallest Man, originally uploaded by roos_kit.

Erdos, Inner Mongolia, China. July 12, 2007—This tall tale is true: The world's tallest man, Bao Xishun, and his bride, Xia Shujuan, pose during their wedding ceremony on the outskirts of Erdos, in the north Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Xishun, 56, is a herdsman who towers 7 feet, 9 inches (2.4 meters). He is listed as Earth's tallest man in the Guinness World Records.

In his global search for a wife, Xishun ended up marrying a woman from his hometown—who was nearly half his age and more than two feet shorter, Reuters reported.

More than 2,000 people attended the traditional ceremony, held a few months after the couple was legally wed in a civil service


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