Bao Xishun

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Tallest, Shortest Men Cross Paths

Inner Mongolia's highest-profile resident shakes countryman's tiny hand

(Newser) - Honeymooning giant Bao Xishun made time yesterday to make history. Bao, the tallest man in the world, shook hands with a fellow Inner Mongolian who's seeking certification as the world's shortest man. Bao, a 7-foot-9 livestock herder who married a 5-foot-6 woman on Thursday, grinned as he was introduced to... More »

World's Tallest Man Weds, But Wife Doesn't Measure Up

Mongolian marries 5'6" hometown honey

(Newser) - A 7-foot, 9-inch livestock herder from Inner Mongolia has tied the knot with a saleswoman two-thirds his height and almost half his age. Bao Xishun, 56, and Xia Shujuan, 29, had a traditional Mongolian ceremony and extravagant reception, and some 15 businesses looking to get in on the publicity sponsored... More »

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