Jul 15 2007
Congratulations to the world’s tallest man, Bao Xishun, on his marriage this week to hometown girl Xia Shujian. On the other side of the world, the 7’9″ herdsman from Inner Mongolia has tied the knot in a traditional ceremony at the tomb of Kublai Khan.
His 5’6″ wife has surely already gotten used to a bitterly sore neck from gazing up at her beloved.
It’s getting close to my own second wedding anniversary. Just as China’s famous newlyweds must feel a little mismatched on occasion, I sometimes wonder at my wife’s decision to agree to marry clumsy-skinny-hairy-old-me. I may never make it into the Guinness World Records book, but I’m a very lucky guy, all the same.
Happy pre-anniversary, baby! We’re just getting started.