July 13, 2007

The tallest man in the world...

... and the shortest. Together. What difficulties in both conditions! I wonder which way is harder. But if you must be extremely and inconveniently tall or short, you may as well be the shortest or the tallest and have the glory of setting the record. The two men -- Bao Xishun and He Pingping -- look happy enough, and let's hope they are.

I note that the tall man -- Bao -- is 59 years old and has just married a 29 year old woman. Here they are in their magnificent Mongolian wedding costumes. I love the clothes.

Do they look strange together? The woman is two thirds his height... but only half his age. The height disparity is less than the age disparity. Whatever. She loves him:
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.
Good point! You shouldn't marry someone just because he's tall.
"If we can have children, we'll have children," Bao said before the wedding. "If not, then not. If we have a child, I hope he or she can be about 2 metres tall. Then he or she can play basketball."

8 comments:

The Drill SGT said...

What difficulties in both conditions! I wonder which way is harder.

well the tall guy ( and tall guys in general )gets laid more often...

Paul Zrimsek said...

Do we need a half-your-height-plus-seven-inches rule to go with the half-your-age-plus-seven-years rule?

Joe said...

The clothes are very cool. What's disconcerting is without other people to offer scale, it looks like a man with his daughter (her youthful face doesn't help any.)

ricpic said...

Feelings, ooh ooh ooh ooh, feelings...

Michael said...

I'm pretty tall, and my wife's kinda average. But she's still 82% of my height. I would've had to have married someone 4'6" to get that two-thirds ratio!

blake said...

There's a "half your age plus seven" rule?

So, if you're 40, the youngest person you can consider dating is 27?

I didn't get that memo!

babuilder said...

Half his height plus seven inches and she's wearing a flat hat to set his beer on. Dangerously close to the old joke describing the perfect wife.

dick said...

I had a friend in high school who married his sweetheart. He was 6'6" tall and she was 4'10" tall. We double dated and he used to put her on the second step of the porch to kiss her good-night.

I am a little over 6 ft myself and dated a girl one time who was that short and when we slow danced I got a crick in my neck from having to bend over so she could reach my shoulders - and the difference was not that great in our case. I cannot imagine if the difference was still more.