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Drekkus
01-02-2007, 18:19:21
the dutch are still the tallest people

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2577471,00.html

Venom
01-02-2007, 18:31:09
And still terrible at basketball.

Snotty
01-02-2007, 19:09:51
From colonial times until after the Second World War, Americans were the tallest people on Earth, as befitted the richest nation.

wtf? I though america was an agricultural backwater until well after 'the colonial times'

Venom
01-02-2007, 19:38:50
We were really kinda average up until WWI. Then we were slightly above average until WWII.

mr_G
02-02-2007, 12:27:38
jesjes :bounce: we're the tallest

we rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr the tallest
we rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr the tallest

.......................of the world

Nav
02-02-2007, 13:12:24
Maybe the average should be brought up.

http://www.engadget.com/2005/06/07/stretch-yourself-into-a-new-chinese-job/

(Assuming you don't end up designing bridges in China)

mr_G
02-02-2007, 14:02:17
it way more simple just killing me

Oerdin
02-02-2007, 16:08:36
Originally posted by Snotty
wtf? I though america was an agricultural backwater until well after 'the colonial times'

Still ate more meat and veggies then your average European peasants though.

Nav
02-02-2007, 17:47:31
which explains why there are no buffallo (bison?) left....

devilmunchkin
03-02-2007, 02:26:43
is mr g short?

JM^3
03-02-2007, 02:38:52
apparently he is a wee man

JM

devilmunchkin
03-02-2007, 03:10:09
i bet he's taller than i am.

JM^3
03-02-2007, 03:12:40
Are you shorter then my sister?

She is under 5 foot.

JM

devilmunchkin
03-02-2007, 04:50:01
i'm right at 5 feet.

JM^3
03-02-2007, 07:21:25
She is like 4'11" or a bit taller. So about the same. If I am remembering correctly.

JM

mr_G
03-02-2007, 07:39:43
Originally posted by devilmunchkin
is mr g short? jesjes very very short

devilmunchkin
03-02-2007, 09:38:29
stand next to me then. i bet you'll feel tall.

mr_G
03-02-2007, 11:37:28
:lol: jesjes then i'll be a giant, I'm 5'8''(1.76m), that is very very short in Holland.

I got a big mouth to compensate that tho

JM^3
03-02-2007, 12:06:50
That makes you taller then one of my brothers also.

5'9" is average for male US I Think. I have heard that dutch is one of the tallest places in the world.

JM

mr_G
03-02-2007, 12:12:08
:lol: you kill me man you really do

Originally posted by Drekkus
the dutch are still the tallest people

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2577471,00.html

devilmunchkin
04-02-2007, 04:30:00
where are the shortest people in the world?

JM^3
04-02-2007, 05:23:28
I think Aurstralian Aborigines or something.

JM

JM^3
04-02-2007, 05:25:20
Actually, this is the quickest stuff I can find. Mexico?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_height

JM

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-02-2007, 14:08:51
Originally posted by devilmunchkin
where are the shortest people in the world?

Some African peoples are tiny- the pygmies, Hottentots and Kalahari Bushmen.

Scabrous Birdseed
04-02-2007, 15:00:36
And some are really tall - the Maasai or (the artificially selected) Tutsi.

We're talking averages across nations here.

Scabrous Birdseed
04-02-2007, 15:02:01
South Africa is right up in the top ten, taller than the UK, despite being the principal home of two of those groups for instance.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
04-02-2007, 15:40:34
"US diets are deficient to some extent as nearly a half of household food expenditure is spent on food outside of the home"

wow. that seems a lot, at least for intuition.

Colon
04-02-2007, 15:52:44
The Dutch are tall because most of the shorties got removed from the gene pool by floods.

JM^3
04-02-2007, 16:01:19
Honestly, from the Wiki sight, it also seems to be factor the increased Mexican immigration as they seem smaller.

JM

Venom
04-02-2007, 18:26:22
That's exactly what it is. We've got 20 million short immigrants to weigh down not only our medical care system but our average height.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
04-02-2007, 19:24:21
The article mentioned that they excluded recent "small" immigrants from the sample.

Venom
04-02-2007, 19:32:31
Also, they can't drive. I'm sure that's factored into shortness as well.

devilmunchkin
04-02-2007, 22:56:11
i'm short and i drive

JM^3
04-02-2007, 23:05:01
My sister does fine that some cars are more accommodating then others.

JM

devilmunchkin
05-02-2007, 06:35:35
I drive a Kia Rio and it is very short people friendly.

mr_G
05-02-2007, 08:12:07
short ppl rule!!!!

Mr. Bas
05-02-2007, 08:48:52
Bloody midgets.

Venom
05-02-2007, 13:16:44
Originally posted by devilmunchkin
i'm short and i drive

It's not that the shortness means their bad drivers. Their mexicaness means they're bad drivers. Unless you're a mexican. And then you're a bad driver.

And you're also a woman, so you're probably a bad driver anyway.

mr_G
05-02-2007, 13:24:55
i do laai their lowriders
http://www.custom-cruisers.com/Magazin/Reisen/woodward_2002/lowrider.jpg

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Oerdin
05-02-2007, 18:02:24
Originally posted by Nav
which explains why there are no buffallo (bison?) left....

Saw one last week, no lies. It wasn't even in a zoo or on a ranch.

Oerdin
05-02-2007, 18:04:39
Originally posted by Colon
The Dutch are tall because most of the shorties got removed from the gene pool by floods.

Yep, when the flood waters come up the short people drown while the tall people are tall enough to keep their heads above the water. ;)

Colon
05-02-2007, 18:30:37
Thank you Oerdin.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
05-02-2007, 18:47:43
Thank you from me too, Oerdin.

mr_G
05-02-2007, 20:05:56
Thank you from me too, Oerdin.

Oerdin
05-02-2007, 20:33:07
You are all very welcome for that PH.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
05-02-2007, 21:53:02
Provost Oerdin.

mr_G
05-02-2007, 21:53:38
:lol: