Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2007: X


Xishun, Bao
Born in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China  (exact date unknown)
The world's tallest man, at 7'9" (2.36m). Hit the headlines in December 2006 when he used his long arms to retrieve pieces of plastic from the stomachs of two ailing dolphins at an aquarium. Born 1951, exact date unknown.
[Picture of Bao Xishun]


Xitong, Chen
Born in Anyue, Sichuan, China  (exact date unknown)
Former Mayor of Beijing, who was in charge during the Tiananmen Square protests. After falling out with Jiang Zemin, Chen was arrested, but released in 2006 on health grounds. Born June 1930, exact date unknown.
[Picture of Chen Xitong]

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