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Old 11-12-2005, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default Why are Europeans / American so tall?

And the reasons are:
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:20 PM   #2
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:20 PM   #3
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:21 PM   #4
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We killed all the short people?
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:22 PM   #5
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What about japanese? They are an advance culture / country where nutrition wouldn't be a problem!
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:23 PM   #6
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why are so many americans overweight
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:25 PM   #7
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Take a look at the Danes.
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:26 PM   #8
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we aint got nuthin on the africans. Well the big africans not the little bushman.
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:28 PM   #9
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The vast majority of overweight Americans are poor. Most educated upper middle class people are not overweight.

For such a wealthy country, we have a lot of relative poor people, which is the reason for our high crime and obesity rates.
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:28 PM   #10
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Large quantities of food available/cheap and a sedementary lifestyle.
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:30 PM   #11
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Aren't Africans (from Africa) pretty tall?
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:33 PM   #12
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I'm only 6'7"
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:34 PM   #13
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Genetics, obviously.
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:34 PM   #14
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It's official - the people of The Netherlands are the modern days tallest people in the world. Back in the 1800's the Plains Indians were considered to be the tallest but times have changed! The average Dutch man measures 184 cms - or just over 6 feet, and the average Dutch woman measures 170.8 cms or just over 5 foot 7 inches. The next tallest are the Scandinavians - the men in Sweden, Norway and Denmark for example average 179 - 180 cms or about 5 foot 11 inches. But - unlike the Dutch - the Scandinavians seem to have stopped growing, having averaged the same height for the last 40 years or so. Some way behind in the league of heights come North American and British men who average around 176 cms - or about 5 foot 9 -10 inches.

So the question is why are the Dutch so tall - and why are they still growing???

1 in every 1000 young Dutch men is over 2 metres or 6 foot 6 and-a-half inches tall ...

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Old 11-12-2005, 02:37 PM   #15
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because we where colonized by the dutch?
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:40 PM   #16
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It's official - the people of The Netherlands are the modern days tallest people in the world. Back in the 1800's the Plains Indians were considered to be the tallest but times have changed! The average Dutch man measures 184 cms - or just over 6 feet, and the average Dutch woman measures 170.8 cms or just over 5 foot 7 inches. The next tallest are the Scandinavians - the men in Sweden, Norway and Denmark for example average 179 - 180 cms or about 5 foot 11 inches. But - unlike the Dutch - the Scandinavians seem to have stopped growing, having averaged the same height for the last 40 years or so. Some way behind in the league of heights come North American and British men who average around 176 cms - or about 5 foot 9 -10 inches.

So the question is why are the Dutch so tall - and why are they still growing???

1 in every 1000 young Dutch men is over 2 metres or 6 foot 6 and-a-half inches tall ...


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Maybe they don't mix and match like people in other countries do!

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Old 11-12-2005, 02:41 PM   #17
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average height for males in america is 5' 9". that's not very tall...
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average height for males in america is 5' 9". that's not very tall...
America has a lot of immigrants though. If people of European descent are generally taller, than the American average would be brought down by the people who are of non-Euro descent right?
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Old 11-12-2005, 04:07 PM   #21
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6'2" .. American... Not sure where I come from though, was adopted at birth.
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Old 11-12-2005, 04:10 PM   #22
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It's official - the people of The Netherlands are the modern days tallest people in the world. Back in the 1800's the Plains Indians were considered to be the tallest but times have changed! The average Dutch man measures 184 cms - or just over 6 feet, and the average Dutch woman measures 170.8 cms or just over 5 foot 7 inches. The next tallest are the Scandinavians - the men in Sweden, Norway and Denmark for example average 179 - 180 cms or about 5 foot 11 inches. But - unlike the Dutch - the Scandinavians seem to have stopped growing, having averaged the same height for the last 40 years or so. Some way behind in the league of heights come North American and British men who average around 176 cms - or about 5 foot 9 -10 inches.

So the question is why are the Dutch so tall - and why are they still growing???

1 in every 1000 young Dutch men is over 2 metres or 6 foot 6 and-a-half inches tall ...

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It's gotta be the air or something. My dad is dutch (lived there till he was 5 only though) and is 6'5". My 2 brothers and I are 6'2"-6'3" though.
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