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

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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:

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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 NFL.com]

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