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The world's tallest man, Bao Xishun, a 7-foot-9 herdsman from Inner Mongolia, saved the lives of two very sick dolphins.
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The dolphins had eaten some of the plastic from the edge of their pool. The vets were stymied after attempts to surgically remove the plastic caused the dolphins stomachs to contract around the surgical instruments. Because of the that the shape of the dolphins' stomachs, the staff was also unable to pull the plastic out by hand.
With 41.7-inch arms, he was able to reach into the mouths of both dolphins (as staff held the mammals mouths open with towels to keep their savior from being bitten) and retrieve the larger bits of debris. The rest was small enough to safely pass through the intestines.