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PostSubject: Monster Slipper   Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:12 pm

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-world/2011/10/20/gigantic-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl-slipper-delivered-to-man-who-ordered-a-size-14-5-but-got-a-size-1-450-115875-23500817/

LOL China, this is what happens when you don't remember what a decimal point means.



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Gigantic XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL slipper delivered to man who ordered a size 14.5 but got a size 1,450

NOW that’s what you call putting your foot in it...

Tom Boddingham ordered a special slipper to fit his oversized foot but was sent a size 1,450 – after manufacturers failed to spot a decimal point in his order.

The 27-year-old takes a size 13 right shoe size while his left is slightly bigger and measures 14-and-a-half.

But when he ordered his custom-fit slipper, manufacturers in China misread size 14.5 and accidently made one that’s a whopping 7ft long – size 1,450, or XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL.

It is almost as big as a Smart car and is more than large enough to act as a sleeping bag for two.

Now Tom, who has always worn custom-made shoes, plans to sell the furry monster’s slipper on eBay.

He said: “It was sent directly from Hong Kong and measures 210 x 130 x 65cms – the same length as a grizzly bear or a family car. I reckon I must be the owner of the biggest slipper in the world.

“I’m going to sell it online and if I can make a few quid out of it then all the better.”

A company spokesman for Monster Slippers said sorry to Tom, from Ilford, East London, and explained the mistake occurred because of a “translation error”.

They said: “We have given our apologies to Mr Boddingham and we are now making him a replacement slipper using the correct dimensions.”

A spokesman for the Hong Kong factory said the unusual order did not give the workers paws for thought – because they just assumed that the slipper was a giant prop for a shop window display.

Despite their, er, toe-rrible mistake, we’re sure they put their heart and sole into making it…
I was greatly amused, at least until the endnote puns... they were almost physically painful.
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PostSubject: Re: Monster Slipper   Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:18 pm

must be nice to sleep in?
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PostSubject: Re: Monster Slipper   Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:32 pm

bad pun is bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Monster Slipper   Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:02 am

The story is fake
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PostSubject: Re: Monster Slipper   Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:48 am

@xzpwnz wrote:
The story is fake
Chinese people are just too good at maths.
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PostSubject: Re: Monster Slipper   Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:08 am

You don't need to be a chinese rocket scientist to know the story is false
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PostSubject: Re: Monster Slipper   Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:21 pm

@xzpwnz wrote:
You don't need to be a chinese rocket scientist to know the story is false

obviously,you don't even need to be chinese
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