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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.

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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: Pencil Head, Roadkill Artwork, Snailfest Fun, & No Food in the Toilets,

In australia, China, France, Germany, News, Odd News, UK, Uncategorized, World on August 7, 2007 at 5:14 pm

Around the World with…

The Crazy News: Quick Quotes. 

_44039316_morrigan_art300.jpg    Roadkill…


“Many enthusiasts would eat five to seven dozens in a single meal.”

The organiser of a snail eating festival talks about the record 100,800 gastropods consumed by punters in Digoin east of Paris.


“It is not proper to sell soft drinks or snacks right at the toilets.”

Officials in Beijing have decided to move food stalls located near public toilets, just in time for next years Olympic Games. How nice of them.


“The pencil went right through my skin — and disappeared into my head.”

A 59-year-old woman finally had a pencil removed from her brain it was lodged there since she was a toddler. At the time no one dared operate, but now technology has improved sufficiently for doctors to be able to remove it. Sounds like an episode of The Simpsons….


“Failure to provide these might compromise the post-mortem evaluation of markedly obese individuals, in addition to potentially jeopardizing the health of mortuary staff.”

A report in Sydney shows that fat and heavy corpses are creating safety issues in the nations mortuaries.  Pathologists are calling for new “heavy-duty” autopsy facilities to cope. Yipes!.


“The work I do is aggressive and pulls no punches.”

English artist Adam Morrigan who makes sculptures from roadkill has put a 1 million pound price on his latest piece of work. As yet there have been no interested buyers. I wonder why…?

 The old crayon in the brain….

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UK UFO sightings video: It “reminded me of a scene from Independence Day.”

In 2007, Aliens, amazing story, asia, China, CNN, Crazy news, England, EU, europe, International, Life, military, MoD, News, Odd News, science, Shakespeare, Society, UFO, UFO video, UK, USA, World News on July 24, 2007 at 11:14 pm

 I sure hope they come in peace!

For about half an hour on Saturday night a very strange sight occurred in the skies over the English town of Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birth place of William Shakespeare.

People poured onto the streets from pubs, restaurants and houses. Cars driving through the streets pulled over or slowed to a snail pace, as hundreds looked up into the starless night to witness what some observers said was the most extraordinary thing they had ever seen.


What the? The scene from southern England.

 The Daily Mail reports:

Hotel Chef Kern Griffiths, 26, said: “I saw five lights, we all thought they were hot air balloons at first because the glowing spheres looked like a burst of flames. But I couldn’t see any outline of the balloon itself and they were travelling far too fast.

“Suddenly someone shouted ‘look’ and there were these bright dots fizzing across the sky.

“It was weird, they way they moved did look alien. Some people reckon they’re fireworks but they were lit up in the sky for far too long, the local rugby club say they were lanterns that blew loose over the weekend but these objects were far too fast and too high up.

“They were unlike any aircraft I’ve seen. It’s a mystery.”

The British paper quoted a UK military spokesperson who said the phenomena had nothing to do with government activity and that it was not the Ministry of Defence’s role to investigate the sightings.

  “The MoD does not have any expertise or role in respect of UFOs or flying saucer matters or to the question of the existence of extra terrestrial life forms, about which we remain totally open minded.”

CLICK: Video of the England UFO

Meanwhile Chinese newspaper The Shainghai Daily reported that a audio tape recording of a civilian pilot witnessing a UFO in 1991 had been released.

The recording has been kept by Wu Jialu, former senior engineer with the Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute. He said equipment needed to analyze the report wasn’t available until now.

The following is a transcript of the conversation.

Airport dispatcher (A): 3603, what did you see?

3603: I took off, flying about seven sea miles (13 kilometers) at the Course 28 degrees. I found an unidentified flying object right at my front. It was three meters to five meters in length. It’s red and it looks like it is spraying fire. It’s flying to the northeast. I turned slightly to the north and the object was farther and farther from my plane. It’s moving fast and suddenly it turned around.

I flew about 20 sea miles (37 kilometers). It is moving southeast. It’s flying lower and lower. I turned a little to the west. It turned around suddenly to the north again. It turned black.

It separated into two, one ball on the upper side and one cube below it. The two objects flew northeast for a while and then they turned to the northwest. They climbed up and disappeared. They came out, and disappeared again.

A: I got it.

The truth is out there people!

A discussion on the UFO phenomenon sweeping the world since 1947 on CNN (Larry King Live)

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It’s War, Trade War That Is! As China arrests reporter for ‘fake’ cardboard food story

In 2007, amazing story, Beijing, capitalism, China, Crazy news, Economy, International, law and order, Odd News, Society, stunt, Uncategorized, USA, war, washington, World News on July 20, 2007 at 2:07 am


It was a story that made for very interesting headlines around the world (The Crazy News didn’t report it, it sounded a little suss at the time).

A Chinese TV current affairs program ran a story last week that claimed an unlicensed food vendor in Beijing had been selling stuffed dumplings, using not fresh pork like usual but old cardboard with pork flavouring, and selling the food to unsuspecting locals.

But today authorities in the Chinese capitol have detained the China Central TV reporter behind the story, claiming that the journalist story was a fabrication aimed at securing “higher audience ratings”.

The detention of the reporter comes as China experiences a small trading war with countries like the United States, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Panama and Australia.

 A series of tainted food and drug scandals that included poison dog food, toothpaste and drugs that resulted in dead pets and humans in the case of Panama.

China even took the shocking step of executing the former head of the countries food and drug regulator after “taking bribes to approve untested medicine”, a very sick stunt by the Chinese government to say the least.

Then again, you can get executed for pretty much anything in China, undertaking more court-ordered executions than the rest of the world combined.

The detention of the reporter really makes you wonder if the fake story about cardboard in food was actually real, or if the detention was just another stunt to assure us that the slogan ‘made in China’ means quality, yeah right.

In any case we’ll probably never know.