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Posts Tagged ‘Tallest’

The Tallest And The Shortest

Posted by Arthur St John Bodysnatcher on November 28, 2009

The Tallest and the Shortest

Big Jim and Little Johnny make quite a team

The tallest man in the world is Big Jim Pigslugger of Akron, who stands an impressive 5ft 3in (1.61 metres) tall.

The world’s shortest man is John ‘ Johnny’ Phaal of Phuket, Thailand, who is a mere 5ft 1in (1.55 metres) in height.

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World’s Tallest Building

Posted by Arthur St John Bodysnatcher on November 25, 2009

Earth, as seen from the top of the Ginster Tower

The view from the top floor is impressive

Completed in 1955, the tallest building in the world is located in the English town of Oldham. The Ginster Tower stands eleventeen thousand feet tall, and it takes three days for the elevator to reach the top floor, where pressure suits, oxygen masks and weighted shoes are required – this floor is currently home to HSBC’s customer complaints department, where face-to-face enquiries are dealt with. At present, the elevator is out of order (having broken down in 1956) and staff on the higher floors now reside there permanently, breeding new generations of feral subhumans who communicate with the outside world only through computer-generated form letters and final demands.

The building is a popular landmark  and tourist attraction in Oldham, and has featured on the local currency (the Groat), although some locals complain that it is a filthy eyesore since the cleaning contract with NASA expired in 1987. It is also a favourite suicide hotspot, with approximately 167, 503 people having killed themselves by jumping from various floors.

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