Dikembe and Laura, Sitting in a Gallery

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How is 7-foot-2 Dikembe Mutumbo only a few inches taller than Laura Bush when sitting down?

Oh my God, they just stood up. He’s a giant! And the woman on his right is tiny! Again, how can he be only three inches taller than the first lady when seated? Is Laura Bush on a booster seat?

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