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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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Being fat will soon be ‘normal’ in America, study.

In 2007, adult, amazing story, American News, Crazy news, food, health, Human Interest, mens health, mexico, Odd News, science, Society, study, United States, USA, World News, world record, Worlds most on July 19, 2007 at 7:09 pm

Fat the new skinny?

Fashion USA 2015?


Forget your worries about Global Warming, Al Qaeda, Bird Flu, hurricanes, earthquakes and stupid Presidents…

Apparently, America is eating itself to death. Yep, that fat epidemic we all keep hearing about is set to define our era like the plague defined the middle ages.

And just when you thought it was safe to take that next trip to McDonalds, they come out with this!

Scientists and researchers from the Johns Hopkins University have concluded that if Americans keep stacking the pounds on at the current rate of pace, 75% of people in the good old US of A will be overweight in just 8 years time.

That compares to 66% of US adults considered overweight in 2004, says The Daily Mail:

“Obesity is a public health crisis. If the rate of obesity and overweight continues at this pace, by 2015, 75 per cent of adults and nearly 24 per cent of U.S. children and adolescents will be overweight or obese,” Dr. Youfa Wang, who led the study, said in a statement.

 They defined adult overweight and obesity using a standard medical definition called body mass index. People with a BMI of 25 or above are considered overweight, while those with BMIs of 30 or above are obese and at serious risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.

The report comes as 11 of America’s largest food and beverage companies agreed to take the token step of ‘limiting’ junk food advertising during children’s TV shows.
Meanwhile, in other fat news, Mexican Manuel Uribe Garza, otherwise known as the fattest man in the world, will undergo surgery in Italy, according to

Italian surgeon Giancarlo DeBernardinis told Agence France-Presse, “We will hold a meeting in the coming days to work out the details of the hospitalization and to prepare the operating theater and the appropriate surgical tools.”
Uribe drew worldwide attention when he appeared on the Televisa television network in January.

For the past five years, Uribe has been bedridden. He keeps a television and a computer he uses to update his Web site near his iron bed.

“People think that I can eat a whole cow, but it’s not just overeating, it’s also a hormonal problem,” Uribe said

Manuel has reportedly weighed in at 1,235 pounds, that’s about 560 kilograms for metric lovers like me.

Good luck to him, I say!

And good eating to you all.

World’s fattest man,

An interview with Guillermo…

Here’s a lovely list of some of the more serious effects obesity can have on human health!

What the? English farm offers to marry you’re pets!

In 2007, amazing story, animals, canada, celebrity, Crazy news, dogs, England, EU, europe, genes, genetics, love, marriage, Odd News, UK, Uncategorized, World News, world record, Worlds most on July 14, 2007 at 2:27 am

A farm in England is offering to marry your pets.

The BBC reports

The ceremonies, which include a cake and a minister, cost from £100, about US$100.

It is thought to be one of the first services of its kind in the country.

The farm’s owners said they had already booked in seven animal weddings at the venue.

Sarie Goldstraw, who runs the farm, said: “One of the things that I’ve found is that if people are getting married and they both have a dog then if they are all going to have to live together, which includes the dogs.

“We therefore have a service to celebrate those people’s unions and that of the pets also in the home.”

Perhaps these two dogs, making headlines recently, would like to get married?

Wendy the Whippet, the most muscly dog in Canada…



Reluctant media star

Sampson the “biggest dog” in Britain?


I wonder what their babies would look like ?

Better yet, I wonder if Tori Spelling (“90210”) will be carrying out the ceremonies?

That’s right, she’s an ordained minister now, apparently…

US media reports: 

The actress says she completed the program online and already performed her first wedding ceremony at the bed and breakfast she owns with her husband.

After the ceremony she said it was the scariest thing she’s ever done.

Maybe I should change the blog name to The Scary News!

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.


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.