My friends, let me share something of the utmost importance with you:
He Pingping from Inner Mongolia, the world’s smallest man, sits on the lap of Svetlana Pankratova from Russia, the Queen of Longest Legs, as they pose at Trafalgar Square in London, Sept. 16, 2008. Pingping, born with primordial dwarfism, holds the Guinness World Record for the smallest man at 2 feet, 5 inches; Pankratova holds the Guinness World Record for the longest leg of any woman at 4 feet, 4 inches in length.
(AP Photo/Sang Tan)
I’m sure we can agree that this is wonderful news for those of us who are members of the human race, but a second glance through those brief, Lincoln-esque lines of poetry reveal some questions. This woman is known as “the Queen of Longest Legs”? Is that really the proper title? It seems a bit awkwardly worded, like if this blog were “the Archduke of Most Alienating Similes.”
Compounding the problem, they write that the Queen of Longest Legs holds the world record for the “longest leg” in the world at 4’4″ – wouldn’t that then infer that her title should be “the Queen of Longest Leg”, singular? If it’s possible, her title just became even more unwieldy.
At any rate, there you have it – Rumpelstiltskin sitting atop the Queen of Longest Leg.
Thanks for visiting my blog today, everyone.