Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2013: X


Xishun, Bao
Born 6 December 1951  (Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China)
The world's second 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.
[Picture of Bao Xishun]


Xitong, Chen Chen Xitong is no longer with us
Born 10 June 1930  (Anyue, Sichuan, China)

Died 2 June 2013  (Beijing, China)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
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.
[Picture of Chen Xitong]

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