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Undertoad 12-14-2006 11:07 AM

December 14, 2006: Dolphins saved by world's tallest man
 
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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.

http://cellar.org/2006/dolphinsave1.jpg

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.

http://cellar.org/2006/dolphinsave3.jpg

The result: the dolphins are back to health. Well done.

dar512 12-14-2006 11:14 AM

And they all lived happily ever after. :D

Ibby 12-14-2006 11:18 AM

wow.

just... wow.

Griff 12-14-2006 11:20 AM

Its good to be the hero!

Sheldonrs 12-14-2006 11:21 AM

What are they gonna do if the dolphins get sexually frustrated?
I'm guessing that Xi Shun will run for the nearest airport then.

lumberpoet 12-14-2006 11:26 AM

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

Spexxvet 12-14-2006 11:29 AM

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?

Elspode 12-14-2006 11:32 AM

I think that's a shark.

skysidhe 12-14-2006 11:49 AM

If I swallow anything evil put your fingers down my throat....

...some things inspire songs!:)

yay for the dolphin and the guy with long arms!

bbro 12-14-2006 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elspode
I think that's a shark.

No, sir, I'm just a dolphin *ba dum ba dum ba dumbadumbadum* AHHHH!!!

milkfish 12-14-2006 12:09 PM

It's the Abbas Giant, this time with his clothes on!

Tuba Loons 12-14-2006 12:46 PM

Dolphin: Thanks for the so long, now I can have a fish.

(long time lurker, thanks for all the coolness, I just had to post that in honor of Douglas Adams)

Pancake Man 12-14-2006 03:35 PM

Am I the only one thinking of Robert Wadlow?

pdaoust 12-14-2006 05:23 PM

no, you're not the only one, except I couldn't remember his name, so I was thinking of "____ _____" instead.

rfoxx 12-14-2006 05:30 PM

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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