Bao Xishun, the World's Tallest Man

The Tale of Bao Xishun, The World's Tallest Man

A herdsman from Inner Mongolia travels a long way after being placed in the Guinness Book of World Records
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No Ladder Necessary
For a while Bao played basketball for the national army team, but was sidelined by rheumatism. He returned to his native Chifeng City, where he quickly gained notoriety from the local media, who applied to the Guinness book on his behalf. He was declared the tallest living man in 2005.

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