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Love comes in all shapes and sizes 愛超越一切

Bao Xishun poses with Xia Shujuan in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, Mar. 26, 2007.
今年3月26日,鮑喜順在內蒙古的赤峰市與夏淑娟合影。 (照片:美聯社)


A Chinese herdsman who is the world's tallest man has finally found his other half in a sales clerk who comes up to his elbow.

Bao Xishun, who stands 2.36m tall, will marry 1.68m Xia Shujuan, who is also half the groom's age at just 28.

The 56-year-old Bao searched all over the world for a bride who was up to become Mrs. Bao, but finally found Xia, a sales clerk in a clothing store, in his own home region of Inner Mongolia in northern China.

They have decided to get married this summer.

Bao was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's tallest living man in 2005.

Last year he was also asked to help two sick dolphins at an aquarium in northeastern China. He used his long arms to pull plastic trash from their stomachs. Thanks to Bao the dolphins became well again.

(Catherine Thomas, staff writer with afp)








Today's Words 今天單字

1. herdsman n.

牧人 (mu4 ren2)

例: Steven is a herdsman. He herds goats for a living.


2. sales clerk n.

店員 (dian4 yuan2) ,售貨員 (shou4 huo4 yuan2)

例: My big sister works as a sales clerk in Sogo.


3. region n.

地區 (di4 qu1),行政區 (xing2 zheng4 qu1)

例: I live in the southern region of Taiwan.


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