Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Dutch Are The World's Tallest People  
User currently offlineDeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3251 times:

http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a...62909990006?ncid=NWS00010000000001

Average Dutchman is over 6 feet tall? Apparently average height could be 6 foot 3 for Dutch males in the next 50 yrs...

43 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

Neat that someone else saw this too. I've also noticed how tall they were, working at a Dutch resort in Montana. Odd to have so many tall females around, when all the other ones in Montana seem to be getting smaller. Of course, we had a very tall Scottish girl too, so I did not immediately think anything of it.

Lucas

PS-All you crazy Dutch people seem to be very nice, anyway.  Smile


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8452 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3246 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

They need to be tall to get their heads above sea level  Smile


After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

Quoting DeltaOwnsAll (Thread starter):
Apparently average height could be 6 foot 3 for Dutch males in the next 50 yrs.

Darn that would make me average. Oh wait, I shouldn't be here in 50 years. Why are the Americans so short at 5'9? Don't we supersize everything else?


User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 3):
Why are the Americans so short at 5'9?

Just because we're not all Amazon people...  Wink

I'm short at just five eight and a half. Alas! I need more HGH I guess.

Lucas


User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3222 times:

Nederlanders,

Gefeliciteerd.

Signed,

The US.

Leo



Leo/ORD -- Groetjes uit de VS! -- Heeft u laatst nog met KLM gevlogen?
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

Quoting DeltaOwnsAll (Thread starter):
Average Dutchman is over 6 feet tall? Apparently average height could be 6 foot 3 for Dutch males in the next 50 yrs...

So at 6'4", I'll still be taller than the average Dutchmen then. Good.  Wink

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 1):
Odd to have so many tall females around,

Sounds like I need to visit then, because I prefer tall women. Big grin
Then again, after being stuck down here at Embry Riddle, I'll take just about any woman I can get once I get out.  Wink


User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

Do they speak hochdeutsch up there?  biggrin 


474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2349 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

So I guess since I'm 5'9'', that I am average? Cool! However, I do wish that I was over 6'...


"Drunks run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

Some men are taller than you might expect, but a lot of women here are huge and distinctly un-feminine. The casual observer might be forgiven for thinking that the Netherlands is a country full of butch lesbians, but it's not.

 bouncy 



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Jurgen springs to mind!

your a giant  Wink


User currently offlineClogman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3128 times:

This was definatly interesting reading.
I have always thought that the Scandinavians were the tallest people in the world.
But I gotta say tho that I have seen many tall people when I have been to the Netherlands. I just havent thought about it until now.

What do you Dutch eat and drink down there? Big grin

And does anyone have a list on this so we can see who comes next on that list.
That would be interesting to see.


User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3128 times:

Quoting Clogman (Reply 11):
What do you Dutch eat and drink down there?

Full-fat milk and cheese - very nourishing  biggrin 



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineClogman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3123 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 12):
Full-fat milk and cheese - very nourishing

Hahaha! Big grin I can imagine that Big grin
I better suggest that for my fellow Scandinavians so we can become the tallest people again Big grin


User currently onlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4680 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3111 times:

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 10):
Jurgen springs to mind!

your a giant Wink

I'm only like 6'6"



For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
User currently offlineJamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

I'm only 5'8", but Dutch blood though and through. Out of curiousity, would that be true for all the Netherlands, or just parts? A lot of my family came from the nothern parts, Friesland and Gronigen. Maybe that makes a difference.

User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

When I did my military recruitment in 1987 the average length was 181cm for the 18 year-old males, I´m 183cm so I was above average. Whats that in feet and inches? I think sleeping has lot to do with your length as eating habits and genetics.

User currently offlineClogman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

RIght now I think I'm around 6'5 or so. If I have count correctly from cemtimeters into feet.

User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3065 times:

Quoting DeltaOwnsAll (Thread starter):
Dutch Are The World's Tallest People

So what? Americans are most "Well-Endowed"! Of course, I don't have any articles to back my statement but we just can't let the Dutch get away with everything, now can we?  Wink


User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

Dutch people have always been notoriously tall though, doesn't suprise me Big grin Scandinavians are tall aswell, I'm tall for my age and i have felt small the last 4 times i've been to Copenhagen (I'm 5'8, about 170cm for the awkward metric buggers  Wink  biggrin  )

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 2):
They need to be tall to get their heads above sea level

Hehe - must be a citizenship qualification. Like the requirement for USCG officers to be over 6' - so they can walk ashore if they're ship sinks  biggrin 


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2391 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

Old news, but interesting, yes..

User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2391 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

Quoting Clogman (Reply 11):
What do you Dutch eat and drink down there?

What, you're not tall enough?  Wow!


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9956 posts, RR: 26
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2986 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 9):
Some men are taller than you might expect, but a lot of women here are huge and distinctly un-feminine. The casual observer might be forgiven for thinking that the Netherlands is a country full of butch lesbians, but it's not.

I was just over in Hoorn this past week on business. Many many many good looking women, even if many of them were taller than me.

It's also a different kind of good looking than I'm used to seeing. Very wholesome, honest kind of sexiness. Much different than the very fake girls I got used to seeing in college in Los Angeles.

Also, I've always found that people in much of Europe are significantly nicer and generally more helpful than in the US.

I think if I were going to move to a European country, I'd move to the Netherlands.

~Vik



"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 6):
Sounds like I need to visit then, because I prefer tall women.

Yeah, you might as well, cause they're all single now...poor boyfriends that got left in the homeland. Not a bad lookin' breed overall.  Wink

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 6):
Then again, after being stuck down here at Embry Riddle, I'll take just about any woman I can get once I get out.

Yeah, it does suck 100%, but at I kept my girlfriend so it's not so bad...here though it's embarassing...the one or two not so scary lookin' females have to endure the constant assault of all the horny guys. What a sad gender we are.

Lucas


25 Kingsford : In my family we are taller than 6ft and that is probably thanks to a my Dutch grand-grand mother who brought the 'tall' genes and also Dutch eating ha
26 Post contains images CY319 : Apart from being the tallest ppl on earth, Dutch are the 'biggest' ones too.
27 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Some do tend to take up an awful amount of space on pavements, escalators, bicycle paths et cetera.
28 CY319 : by using the term 'big' i refer to 'something' else...
29 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Spit it out then.....what are you referring to? What is that 'something'? I'm all ears .......
30 Cadet57 : I would tend to agree with this statement. While I was in Aruba back in July I was at Taco Bell and in walked four dutchmen and good freakin lord thy
31 DeltaGator : if the Dutch are so tall why do they still suck at basketball? What the study doesn't cover is the average American is also 5'9" wide from all the Sup
32 JRadier : This has nothing to do with the length, but rather the cultural difirences between the Netherlands and the US. The US is very focussed on preforming
33 Post contains images N864DA : Indeed they are notorious for clogging up the motorways with those slow-moving RV's as well! N864DA [Edited 2006-09-19 03:21:35][Edited 2006-09-19 03
34 FDXMECH : Are you saying they are the world's biggest "dicks",too?[Edited 2006-09-19 18:25:57]
35 Post contains images Coal : I'm Dutch and I'm 5'8... and a half... I guess I skew the results (And before you ask, I'm not "Dutch American", I'm born and raised... in the land be
36 FDXMECH : New Orleans?
37 Post contains images FXramper : This is why I love KL flight attendants more than anything. Love the long legs on those gorgeous ladies.
38 Msllsmith : This is a funny article, but I am not surprised...... at 6', and slender I might add, the Netherlands is the only country (other than the US, of cours
39 Boeing777/747 : my wife is 1.84m and I'm 1.87m. Is that tall?? I dunno better... well, yes the mediterranean people are shorter.
40 Levent : I'm only 5'8" but then again I am half Turkish... My father, the Dutch half of my parents, is 6'6" though. I've had this theory in my mind about tall
41 Yegmaster : I'm as Dutch as it gets. Tall (6'4"), dark and handsome. Doei
42 AirPacific747 : I wonder too because one of my friends had the exact same theory
43 Post contains images Klaus : It's actually the other way around - at the equator, the rotational speed is larger, so the centrifugal force slightly counteracts gravity. Gravity i
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Who Are The Most Beautiful People In The World? posted Tue Jan 18 2005 00:38:52 by Ual747
The World's Tallest Building.... posted Sun May 29 2005 13:20:21 by United Airline
"We Are The World" New Rock Group posted Sun Feb 16 2003 17:50:11 by Delta-flyer
Danes Are The Happiest People In The World! :-) posted Fri Jul 28 2006 11:43:54 by Clogman
Is Starbucks Killing People Around The World? posted Tue Jun 20 2006 02:29:48 by Jetjack74
People Of The World; How Do You Say... posted Fri Jun 16 2006 13:59:48 by Lazyshaun
Americans Are Littering The World? posted Sat Feb 4 2006 15:13:19 by Airbuzz
Official: North Easteners Are The Thickest People posted Tue Jan 10 2006 23:12:20 by Sunshine79
The Best Pubs In The World Are? posted Fri Aug 19 2005 02:29:15 by LHMark
Tallest Tower In The World To Be In Dubai posted Fri Apr 1 2005 14:58:42 by 767-332ER