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This just in: Yao Ming is tall, makes people not as tall as him appear not as tall (pic)


Crazy stuff, height. You know, how it is all relative and stuff. Former Rockets center (and very tall man) Yao Ming met another tall Houston athlete on Tuesday: Texans linebacker J.J. Watt.

Apparently, the two tall men, although one is taller than the other tallish guy, enjoyed a lunch together. Ming is in Houston this week to attend NBA All-Star Game festivities. Watt was probably up to other stuff besides making Yao Ming appear as freakishly tall as he really is…

You see, Yao Ming is 7-foot-6 while J.J. Watt is 6-foot-5. While 6-foot-5 is indeed a tall height in the general population, it is shorter than 7-foot-6, which is the height of Yao Ming, which is very tall no matter the population. See for yourself:


Ha. Would you look at that? Someone who is 7-foot-6 appears a lot taller than a person who is 6-foot-5. Who woulda thunk it? Watt tweeted that he had a “[g]reat lunch with @YaoMing today. Have a feeling he could knock down a pass or two…” Indeed, Mr. Watt, indeed. Because he’s tall and stuff.

[image via, H/T]