/ 25 August 2021

The tallest man, a hungry tortoise, and a pretty good Aussie accent

Igor Vovkovinsky, America’s tallest man, has died of heart disease at 38yo. At 2.35m tall, he was hard to miss at rallies for former president Barack Obama and at Eurovision, but his family said he wasn’t a fan of the spotlight. For the record, Sultan Kösen from Turkey is the world’s tallest living man at 2.51m.

Claiming the title of meanie of the animal world is a female Seychelles giant tortoise caught hunting and eating a baby bird. It’s notable not for the tortoise’s disregard for baby bird life, but because the so-called “gentle giants” were thought to be strict herbivores…

Someone who should be eaten alive by the critics is actor Kyle McLachlan. He’s arrived in Oz and is doing the hotel quarantine thing and amusing himself by making videos showcasing a dreadful Aussie accent. That’s not how we sound, right?

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