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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by orion23, Nov 12, 2005.
And the reasons are:
We killed all the short people?
What about japanese? They are an advance culture / country where nutrition wouldn't be a problem!
why are so many americans overweight
Take a look at the Danes.
we aint got nuthin on the africans. Well the big africans not the little bushman.
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.
Large quantities of food available/cheap and a sedementary lifestyle.
Aren't Africans (from Africa) pretty tall?
I'm only 6'7"
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 ...
because we where colonized by the dutch?
Maybe they don't mix and match like people in other countries do!
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?
6'2" .. American... Not sure where I come from though, was adopted at birth.
probably The Netherlands
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.