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Wintermute
Dec 14th, 2006, 05:15 PM
World's tallest man saves dolphin

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.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42351000/jpg/_42351709_arm2.jpg

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 2.36m (7ft 8.95in).

Recovering

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 1.06m-long arm 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 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.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/asia_pac_enl_1166089542/img/1.jpg

BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/world/asia-pacific/6178659.stm)

Wigglytuff
Dec 14th, 2006, 05:19 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

MisterQ
Dec 14th, 2006, 05:23 PM
Incredible story!

Craigy
Dec 14th, 2006, 05:40 PM
wow! :eek:

*JR*
Dec 14th, 2006, 05:47 PM
Maybe he's really Yao Ming's Daddy. :hehehe:

skanky~skanketta
Dec 14th, 2006, 05:48 PM
as cheesy as it sounds, i'm glad he's using his height to good use. i mean, seriously, who cares if you're the tallest/fattest/shortest/whatever makes the guiness book of records if you don't actually put it to good use? like being able to balance 10000000 cups on your head. wow. amazing. so what?

go bao!

Wannabeknowitall
Dec 14th, 2006, 05:52 PM
I'm praying that he saved two Chinese river dolphins.
Please let it be Chinese river dolphins so that man hasn't killed yet another species.

drake3781
Dec 14th, 2006, 06:14 PM
I'm praying that he saved two Chinese river dolphins.
Please let it be Chinese river dolphins so that man hasn't killed yet another species.


No hope for them, sorry. :sad: Many, many more to go......

RVD
Dec 14th, 2006, 09:09 PM
I'm praying that he saved two Chinese river dolphins.
Please let it be Chinese river dolphins so that man hasn't killed yet another species.Sadly, the picture indicates that it isn't a Chinese River Dolphin. As indicated by the short snout.
In fact, even if it was, it would have been the last one known alive since 2004. This species is no more. :sad: :sad:
Yet another example of mankind destroying the sensitive habitats of the animal world for wholly selfish reasons. :mad:

controlfreak
Dec 14th, 2006, 09:21 PM
I always knew China had the biggest army in the world. Evidently it has the biggest sleevy too.

Brett.
Dec 14th, 2006, 10:20 PM
He's awesome

His face is :scared:

Vincey!
Dec 14th, 2006, 10:43 PM
:eek: ...:worship: ...But stomach aren't supposed to be acid :scratch:

drake3781
Dec 15th, 2006, 04:20 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061214/capt.bej80112140751.china_dolphins_man_bej801.jpg

Wannabeknowitall
Dec 15th, 2006, 04:26 AM
Sadly, the picture indicates that it isn't a Chinese River Dolphin. As indicated by the short snout.
In fact, even if it was, it would have been the last one known alive since 2004. This species is no more. :sad: :sad:
Yet another example of mankind destroying the sensitive habitats of the animal world for wholly selfish reasons. :mad:

It really is ashame.
I had an acquaintance come over two days ago to tell me that animals purpose on this earth is to be used by man as meat or fur or for fun because we men are at the top of the food chain.

It really is sad because I'm sure many people think this.
It also is sad because it's always the overprocessed pretty boys that say the dumbest things.

Brett.
Dec 15th, 2006, 04:47 AM
SERENA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What are the hell are you doing with Slutty girl Paris?

drake3781
Dec 15th, 2006, 04:50 AM
It really is ashame.
I had an acquaintance come over two days ago to tell me that animals purpose on this earth is to be used by man as meat or fur or for fun because we men are at the top of the food chain.

It really is sad because I'm sure many people think this.
It also is sad because it's always the overprocessed pretty boys that say the dumbest things.

All kinds of people think this way, and when it comes down to actually having to give up something or change behavior, I would guess almost all humans think this way.

Much of coastal South Florida will be underwater, the Emperor Penguin extinct because their breeding grounds are not frozen long enough, polar bears continuing to drown and cannibalize each other in larger numbers because of lack of ice for hunting, there will never again be wild-caught seafood to eat, many thousands of species will be extince from disruption of migration, breeding, and feeding patterns, and other catastrophes too numerous to mention, but as long as people are comfortable with their homes, cars, families, and entertainment, this will not change................. until it is WAY too late.

Brett.
Dec 15th, 2006, 04:51 AM
Sorry wrong thread!