Sunday, April 19, 2009

New Tallest Man Discovered

Former basketball player, Zhao Liang, may well be the world's tallest man. He was "discovered" after being treated at a hospital. He is 8'1" tall, putting him nearly 4" over the current record-holder, Bao Xishun, who is also Chinese. Liang is now hoping the Guinness World Records will confirm his height and give him the record.

A basketball star until he injured himself a decade ago, Zhao Liang was unemployed until he learned to do magic tricks and play instruments and began performing with a street troupe. Doctors at the hospital were shocked at his height when he came in to be treated. They say he should make a full recovery.

Unlike many, Zhao Liang suffers no health problems related to his height.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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