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Posted on 12/14/2006 3:10:30 AM PST by alnitak
The world's tallest man has saved two dolphins by using his long arms to reach into their stomachs and pull out dangerous plastic shards.
Mongolian herdsman Bao Xishun was called in after the dolphins swallowed plastic used around their pool at an aquarium in Fushun, north-east China.
Attempts to use instruments failed as the dolphins contracted their stomachs.
Guinness World Records list Mr Bao, 54, as the world's tallest living man at 2m 36.1cm (7ft 8.95in).
Veterinarians turned to Mr Bao after attempts to extract the plastic shards at the aquarium in Fushun, Liaoning Province, had failed.
The mammals had lost their appetite and were suffering depression, aquarium officials said.
The heads of the dolphins were held back and towels wrapped around their teeth so Mr Bao could not be bitten.
He then extended his arm length of 1.06m into the mammals' stomachs.
Chen Lujun, manager of Royal Jidi Ocean World, said Mr Bao was successful and the dolphins were "in very good condition now".
Local doctor Zhu Xiaoling told the state media agency Xinhua: "Some very small plastic pieces are still left in the dolphins' stomachs.
"However the dolphins will be able to digest these and are expected to recover soon."
Mr Bao, 54, was confirmed as the world's tallest living man by Guinness World Records last year.
He overtook the previous holder, Radhouane Charbib of Tunisia, by just 2mm.
Guinness World Records say Mr Bao was of normal height until 16 but then put on a spurt that doctors were unable to explain, reaching his full height in seven years.
Towels were wrapped around the dolphins' teeth
Admit it, you were hooked by the title.
That IS a title you don't see everyday.
One thing wasn't clear: from which direction did he reach into the stomach?
I was wondering where the world's tallest man lived.
So its not just me that thinks the Chinese are growing up fast, over-reaching, and willing to rip your guts out?
Something damn fishy about this story.
"Is anyone here the world's tallest man?"
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The Chinese SCIENTISTS couldn't figure out how to get plastic out of a dolphin's stomach?? So they got a really tall guy with long arms to reach in and pull it out??? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
I wonder if he could adjust the valves on a car by reaching up the tailpipe?
Wow! He's, like, one of the Superfriends!
They didn't use cranes and bulldozers to build the Great Wall, either.
"The sea was angry that day my friends. Like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli."
That's because they didn't have cranes and bulldozers back then, but I'm pretty sure we have stomach pumps in 2006....
What, you have a better idea?
At least their idea worked!
That guy is so tall he has to climb a ladder to shave.
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