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Old 12-14-2006, 12:07 PM   #1
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December 14, 2006: Dolphins saved by world's tallest man

Veterinarians at the oceanarium in Fushun, China had a problem. Two of their dolphins had taken up the habit of eating pieces of plastic off the edge of their pool. And some of the pieces were so large they couldn't be digested. The dolphins went off their food and became depressed.

The vets tried to retrieve the pieces with surgical tools, but the dolphins' stomaches would constrict, making the job impossible.

Then someone had a brilliant idea: let's get Xi Shun, the world's tallest man. at 7'9" (2.36m) and with arms 41 inches long (1.06m), and recognized by Guinness as the tallest living human, he should be able to reach right down in there.

And so they wrapped towels around the dolphins' teeth and sent in Shun. And he pulled out the biggest pieces that were causing the dolphins trouble.

The result: the dolphins are back to health. Well done.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:14 PM   #2
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And they all lived happily ever after.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:18 PM   #3
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:20 PM   #4
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:21 PM   #5
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What are they gonna do if the dolphins get sexually frustrated?
I'm guessing that Xi Shun will run for the nearest airport then.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:26 PM   #6
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troubled dolphin that nibbles plastic
has fading health and beeding soul
tall guy called for measures drastic
quick put your arm down its pie hole
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:29 PM   #7
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He could just be stuffing that dolphin, before it gets roasted for dinner. A nice sage stuffing would be ideal for dolphin, don't you think?
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:32 PM   #8
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I think that's a shark.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:49 PM   #9
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yay for the dolphin and the guy with long arms!
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:59 PM   #10
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I think that's a shark.
No, sir, I'm just a dolphin *ba dum ba dum ba dumbadumbadum* AHHHH!!!
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:09 PM   #11
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:46 PM   #12
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:35 PM   #13
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:23 PM   #14
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no, you're not the only one, except I couldn't remember his name, so I was thinking of "____ _____" instead.
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:30 PM   #15
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Tall people really are kinda freaky. You want to be polite and not make a big deal about it, but sometimes it's hard. I was in a sandwich shop once and there was a really tall guy working the cash register. He looked close to seven foot tall. Anyway, when someone gives you your change back, you kind of expect them to lean over the counter a bit to reach you. But this guy just stood there straight and sent his arm across like it was some construction crane coming at me. I almost jumped back.
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