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[6 Oct 2008 | 3 Comments | ]
World’s tallest man becomes world’s tallest dad

The world’s tallest man, China’s Bao Xishun, became the world’s tallest father this week with the birth of his first child, a boy whose initial height seems a compromise between his gigantic dad and average-sized mum.
Bao’s son measured 22 inches long at birth, the senior doctor at Zunhua Hospital in Hebei province told Reuters.
Although slightly taller than average for newborn children, Bao’s boy came up well short of the 29.5 inches (75 centimeters) claimed as a record birth length last year, also in China.
“Bao is quite happy. The baby is …