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Tall Tales Indeed

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the tallest pol of them all? According to the Guinness Book of World Records, that would be New York City Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr, who stands 6-foot-10. But wait! As the Associated Press reports, nobody checked in with North Dakota’s Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread, a former college basketball player who stands just a tick over 6—foot-11. But wait some more! Another former college and NBA hoopster, Warrensville Mayor Brad Sellers, stands 7-feet even. And as long as we’re gonna be all competitive about it, nobody can quite reach the heights of yet another former NBA star turned politico, Chinese icon Yao Ming. The one-time Houston Rocket turned delegate to China’s National People's Congress comes in at a towering 7-feet-6.