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
Although slightly taller than average for newborn children,
Bao's boy came up well short of the 29.5 inches claimed as a record birth length last year, also