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Say Hello to the Newest ‘World’s Tallest Man’!

In Bao Xishun, China, Guinness Book of Records, Leonid Stadnyk, News, Sandy Allen, Ukraine, Uncategorized, World, world record, Worlds Tallest Man on August 9, 2007 at 9:18 pm


Through the roof!… You know what they say about men with big feet…

Move over Bao Xishun of China, Ukrainian Leonid Stadnyk is the toast of his homeland, after being declared the new world’s tallest man in London by the Guinness Book of Records.

Bao and the new Mrs.

Yep, poor old recently married Bao is now yesterday’s hero, but at least he can now go back to the simple life and Leonid can step into the spotlight, and fascinate the world with his 2.58 m (8 ft 5+12 inch) frame.

At one with the trees, just do it!

And Leonid has a team of Soviet era Ukrainian surgeons to thank, because back in 1985 he underwent a brain operation, which apparently stimulated his pituitary gland a bit too much, and contributed, to his massive growth.

Didn’t the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster happen around the same time as well? Hrmmm? Makes you think….

Unfortunately for Leonid, his growth continues, even as he heads into his late 30’s.

41.jpg There is some big hands! Shack will be jealous…

“My two-year-old suit’s sleeves and pants are now 30 centimetres (12 inches) shorter than I need…my height is God’s punishment. My life has no sense,” he told reporters back in 2004.

He had previously laid claim to being the world’s tallest man, however it was only until recently that he allowed the Guinness Records to officially measure him.

He quit his job as a veterinarian in 2001, and now lives with his mother and works on a farm in the small town of Podolyantsi.


“He is a most unselfish, diligent man of a pure soul,” said a neighbour of Leonid back in 2004.

The tallest man in history, however, was Robert Pershing Wadlow from the United States, standing at a whopping 2.72 meters (8 ft 11.1 in) tall. He died in 1940 after he developed an infection of the foot (people died more easily back in those days).

wadlow5.jpg Tallest in medical history.

The world’s tallest woman is Sandy Allen of Indiana, USA. She stands at 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in).

120058859_72e2f6dfb7.jpg ‘Tallest Woman’, Sandy Allen in the late 1970’s.

Click to See more from Guinness!

To help celebrate the passing of the baton of world’s tallest men, from China to Ukraine, 80’s pop singer Yazz decided to drop on by and dedicate her dance hit classic to Leonid Stadnyk and his wonderful achievement….

Well done again, Leonid, well done…

Yes, that’s right. The only way IS up.

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Crazy Quotes For A Crazy World!

In 2007, amazing story, American News, Germany, Giant Lego Man, Holland, India, Lego, Life, naked, Naked Jogging Priest, Netherlands, Odd News, Society, The Crazy News, UK, Uncategorized, US, US News, Weird News, World, World News on August 9, 2007 at 2:47 pm


We scour the planet for crazy news…

And go around it! with….

The Crazy News: Quick Quotes.


“We saw something bobbing about in the sea and we decided to take it out of the water.”

Workers from a drinks stall in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort tell a tall tale about a giant Lego man that washed up on the beach.

You can even buy one of these ridiculously oversized Lego men on eBay right now! Bidding at 80 bucks US.


“In the countryside we’re used to people going at police with muck spreaders, but this was something else.”

A police spokesman discusses how a crazed farmer used his tractor and a muck spreader to ram and spray squad cars, and eluding capture for seven hours by hiding in the nearby woods, he was finally arrested by an elite police unit.


“Sindhudurg has the lowest decadal population growth rate of 4. Our aim is to reduce the decadal population growth rate by at least by 10 by 2010.”

Authoriies in the Indian State of Maharashtra are taking desperate measure to curb massive populating growth, offering a 5000-rupee “honeymoon package” to any couple who delays the birth of their first child by two years, and a 7500-rupee package if they can hold off for three years.


“The noise just went on and on. Not for weeks but for months.”

Neighbours of Diane Duffin from Leeds, England, complain about the inccessant and very loud playing of country and western hits like 9 to 5 and Stand By Your Man at all hours of the day and night. Oh the humanity!


“I know what I did was wrong.”

A Catholic priest from a small town in Colorado confesses to police about the naked late night jogging he had been doing. He had been running nude at a high school track and didn’t think anyone would be around at that time of day, but was apprehended by an off duty officer with no sense of humour.


“It was the way he moved, the shape of the hair he was using, all of this prompted suspicions.”

A regional police chief talks about the arrest of a man dressed as a woman, who was posing as the wife of another man in an attempt to allude the authorites. He was wanted for murder and “planning terrorist acts against the security forces.” ¡Ahora, eso está loco!

And that was yet another crazy edition of, The Crazy News: Quick Quotes…..

I need a breather after that!

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Funeral Procession Pileup? Superman? 4Real? Crazy happenings in New Zealand..

In 2007, New Zealand, News, Odd News, Tool of the Week, Uncategorized, Weird News, World on August 9, 2007 at 11:29 am

 First it was the 7-legged-lamb, and the crazy stories out of New Zealand keep on coming…


It’s the land of the long white cloud, a destination for thrill seekers, a country with a do nothing bird as it’s national symbol, and a land famous for its natural beauty featured in the Lord of The Rings blockbuster movie trilogy. But for all its pluses, well, there sure are a lot of crazy people in New Zealand.

At first, I really did think it was the negative bias I hold towards Kiwis. Given the natural rivalry between my homeland (Australia) and our English speaking neighbour to the south east.

But then, there it is the evidence….


Pat and Sheena Wheaton are the proud parents of a healthy baby boy, who they named……

” 4Real ”

Yes that’s right they named their baby boy 4Real.

Yes, I am for real!

However, when they went to register the name with the New Zealand government authorities, they were denied the ability to use the name because it included a digit.

So instead of taking the decision on the chin, getting on with life, and giving their boy a normal name like Michael or Chris or Apple, not Apple, they decided on a name just as ridiculous.


Yes, I am being for real.

They want to call their boy Superman, as in look up in the sky, is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s…

And this time, they will be allowed to have the name. Because it doesn’t include a digit.

“It doesn’t make a lot of sense: I can call him Superman but I can’t call him 4Real,” Pat Wheaton told New Zealand media.

But despite the ineligibility of 4Real, the babies’ family will continue to refer to him as 4Real, and let Superman Wheaton be the name displayed on his birth certificate, drivers licence, school bag, etc.

“If we have to register him for the Government or the system or whatever, then we’ll register him as Superman . . . to friends and family he’ll stay 4Real.”

Pat even said that the controversy surrounding his choice of name, which got heavy coverage here on the www, was hard to take.

“I did go online and Google some of the stories and as tough as I am, it does get to you, but there’s no point getting upset.

“It could be a 10-year-old school girl making those comments.”

Well, Mr Weaton I hope your reading, (AND NO I’m not a 10-year-old school girl, although I probably could be.)

Because I would just like to say to you, that…… you’re a dickhead!

In fact, you’re such a dickhead, I’m even awarding you and you’re wife the most stupendous of all awards…

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Weaton…

You’ve earned yourselves

The Crazy News: Tool of the Week.


Well deserved…

If you would like to see the Weatons and 4Real in video form click here. It’s the 3rd video story down.

Be warned, heavy Kiwi accents involved.

If Superman and 4Real don’t do it for you, here are some more ridiculous baby names, courtesy London’s Daily Telegraph.

1. Kal-el Coppola (Son of actor Nicolas Cage)

2. Audio Science (Son of actress Shannyn Sossaman)

3. Bluebell Madonna (Daughter of Singer Geri Halliwell)

4. Daisy Boo (Daughter of chef Jamie Oliver)

5. Pilot Inspektor (Son of actress Beth Riesgraf and actor Jason Lee)

6. Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily (Daughter of television presenter Paula Yates and Singer Michael Hutchence)

7. Dixie Dot (Daughter of television presenter Anna Ryder Richardson)

8. God’Iss Love Stone (Daughter of Singer Lil’Mo)

9. Jermajesty (Son of Singer Jermaine Jackson)

10. Apple (Daughter of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Chris Martin)


Funeral turns into car disaster!

Next up in our Crazy News double of Crazy happenings in the nation of New Zealand…..

This time its the Kiwi police force, and we go to the town of Te Anau.

An internal investigation is being launched by police authorities there, after a female officer decided she would pull over a funeral hearse as it lead 80-100 cars, creating chaos.

It all started when the officer parked her police vehicle on the other side of the road and gestured to the funeral director, who was driving the hearse, to pull over. So he did.

But instead of serving and protecting the community, the policeman’s actions caused a car pileup!

“Here we are taking dad to the cemetery and we are all pulled over and there are accidents behind us. It was just like dominoes. People go to a funeral to send off a good mate and a good father and this bloody happens,” said the son of the dead man.


The pileup involved multiple cars, and the policewoman even had to take a number of the mourners back into town.

What is going on New Zealand? What is going on….

And what’s all this stuff about this strange thing called the Haka? 

Scary stuff, that is!