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Man sits on $5 billion riches, but he’s not interested in it.

In 2007, 21st century, amazing story, ancient, animals, australia, capitalism, civilisation, Crazy news, Dream Time, dreams, natural world, Odd News, People, Places, sydney, World News on July 13, 2007 at 11:59 pm

 

Jeffrey Lee is one Australian not interested in becoming the world’s next billionare.

As the last living member of an Indigenous Australian clan, he is the custodian to a sacred piece of land near the world famous Kakadu National Park, called Koongarra. A swath of land in Australia’s Northern Territory that French nuclear energy giant Areva would love to mine for pricey uranium.

At a potential Australian $5 billion (US$4.5B) plus windfall, Jeffrey isn’t interested in the temptation of riches; he’s much more interested in preserving this amazing part of the world for the future.

But he may be running of time. He has no partner and doesn’t have any children.

Although the Australian Government has promised the land won’t be mined unless the traditional land owners give the green light, if Lee doesn’t have any children before he dies and the land doesn’t become world heritage listed, then his wishes may be denied.

“I’m not interested in money. I’ve got a job; I can buy tucker; I can go fishing and hunting. That’s all that matters to me.”

Sydney Morning Herald has more on the last of the Djok clan.

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World wide bride search ends in pure love for 7ft 8, Bao Xishu (world’s tallest)

In 2007, amazing story, Bao Xishu, Beijing, capitalism, celebrity, China, Crazy news, dreams, farm, International, love, marriage, Odd News, party, People, Places, sex, Society, stunt, Uncategorized, World News, world record, Worlds most on July 12, 2007 at 8:58 pm

 

Ahh yes, a love story to concur all heights.

China’s Bao Xishu, the world’s tallest man, has gotten himself hitched to a woman who only just stands up to his elbow.
 

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Colourful wedding ceremony- Boa is nicknamed Xi Shun or “The Mast”

He had been searching for love for about a decade when he came across sales clerk Xia Shujun, the two had only spent one month together before they decided to get hitched.

Bao Xishu, a herdsman, is a huge celebrity in China, and has travelled to various parts of the world to be greeted with rock-star like crowds. But he isn’t just famous for his height.

Last year authorities in his homeland called him up to achieve something only a superhero could do, using his 1.06 meter long arms to reach into the stomachs of two dolphins who were dieing after they swallowed plastic.

The wedding was attended by hundreds of people and sponsored by more than a dozen companies hoping to cash in on the attention. Those new found capitalist Chinese sure know how to get in on the act.

At 29 Bao’s new wife stands at 1.68 meters (5ft 6) and at 29 is half her husbands age.

Xia said she was madly in love.

“You need to have feelings for someone to be in love. Even if he is a big shot, you can’t love him without feelings,” Xia said.

Mnaaa, makes you all warm and fuzzy inside….

Superhero Bao?

   Big Ben indeed!

Video: Bao saves the day in China, Sky News UK, 2006.

Video: International celb, Bao treated like a rockstar in Vienna

See an interesting “list of famous tall people” from Wikipedia.