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Dutch Are The World's Tallest People

Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:36 pm

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...
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:40 pm

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
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:43 pm

They need to be tall to get their heads above sea level  Smile
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RE: Dutch Are The World's Tallest People

Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:45 pm

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?
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:47 pm

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.

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Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:48 pm

Nederlanders,

Gefeliciteerd.

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The US.

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RE: Dutch Are The World's Tallest People

Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:18 pm

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
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:35 pm

Do they speak hochdeutsch up there?  biggrin 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:11 pm

So I guess since I'm 5'9'', that I am average? Cool! However, I do wish that I was over 6'...
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:10 pm

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.

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Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:07 pm

Jurgen springs to mind!

your a giant  Wink
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:06 pm

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.
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:14 pm

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

Full-fat milk and cheese - very nourishing  biggrin 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:19 pm

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
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:51 pm

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

your a giant Wink

I'm only like 6'6"
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RE: Dutch Are The World's Tallest People

Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:49 pm

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.
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:50 pm

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.
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:53 pm

RIght now I think I'm around 6'5 or so. If I have count correctly from cemtimeters into feet.
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:09 pm

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
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:23 pm

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  )
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:32 pm

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 
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RE: Dutch Are The World's Tallest People

Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:51 pm

Old news, but interesting, yes..
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:55 pm

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

What, you're not tall enough?  Wow!
 
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Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:10 am

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.

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RE: Dutch Are The World's Tallest People

Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:51 am

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
 
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Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:26 pm

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 habits. When I go to a meeting with Dutch people, I find myself not so tall.

It's funny that there is such a size difference between the Dutch and the Belgians who are neighbours.
 
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Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:51 am

Apart from being the tallest ppl on earth, Dutch are the 'biggest' ones too.  Smile
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Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:55 am

Quoting CY319 (Reply 26):
Dutch are the 'biggest' ones too

Some do tend to take up an awful amount of space on pavements, escalators, bicycle paths et cetera.

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Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:32 am

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 27):

by using the term 'big' i refer to 'something' else...
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Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:48 am

Quoting CY319 (Reply 28):
by using the term 'big' i refer to 'something' else...

Spit it out then.....what are you referring to? What is that 'something'? I'm all ears .......  Wink

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Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:52 am

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 were tall. Im 5'10 and Id say out of the four of them, two were over 6'3 and one was about my height and the other was slightly taller.
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Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:38 am

if the Dutch are so tall why do they still suck at basketball?

Quoting AirCop (Reply 3):
Why are the Americans so short at 5'9? Don't we supersize everything else?

What the study doesn't cover is the average American is also 5'9" wide from all the Super Sizing. The extra weight has held us down from growing.
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Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:24 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 31):
if the Dutch are so tall why do they still suck at basketball?

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 (in sports) from a very young age. Thus a lot of kids do sports, and thus you get a lot of sporters in the end. In the Netherlands that drive isn't there (as much), sports are much more recreational.

Sports in the US is much more "win win win", while here it is mostly "the result doesn't matter as long as you have fun".
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RE: Dutch Are The World's Tallest People

Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:17 am

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 27):
Some do tend to take up an awful amount of space on pavements, escalators, bicycle paths et cetera.

Indeed they are notorious for clogging up the motorways with those slow-moving RV's as well!

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Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:25 am

Quoting CY319 (Reply 26):
Apart from being the tallest ppl on earth, Dutch are the 'biggest' ones too.

Are you saying they are the world's biggest "dicks",too?

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Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:37 am

I'm Dutch and I'm 5'8... and a half... I guess I skew the results  Sad (And before you ask, I'm not "Dutch American", I'm born and raised... in the land below sea level).

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Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:30 am

Quoting Coal (Reply 35):
I'm born and raised... in the land below sea level).

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RE: Dutch Are The World's Tallest People

Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:51 am

This is why I love KL flight attendants more than anything. Love the long legs on those gorgeous ladies.  bouncy 
 
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RE: Dutch Are The World's Tallest People

Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:59 pm

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 course) where people speak to me on the street in their native tongue..... it is also the only country where I don't feel tall. Many women are my height. I always put it down to long ago Dutch heritage..... It's such a pleasure to look up at men. Just one more reason I like the Netherlands.
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RE: Dutch Are The World's Tallest People

Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:39 am

my wife is 1.84m and I'm 1.87m. Is that tall?? I dunno better... well, yes the mediterranean people are shorter.
 
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RE: Dutch Are The World's Tallest People

Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:34 am

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 people:
The further to the north, the taller people are because there is less gravity there (as the world turns slower).
At the equator, the world turns 40,000km in 24 hrs = 1666 km/h while at a point more to the north it turns say 20,000km in 24 hrs = 833 km/h.
The slower speed leads to less gravity, thus people graw taller!

But then I thought: some tribes in Africa are very tall too...

So that theory is probably utter rubbish... I wonder where I picked it up from?
 
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Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:13 pm

I'm as Dutch as it gets. Tall (6'4"), dark and handsome.
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RE: Dutch Are The World's Tallest People

Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:30 am

Quoting Levent (Reply 40):

So that theory is probably utter rubbish... I wonder where I picked it up from?

I wonder too because one of my friends had the exact same theory
 
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RE: Dutch Are The World's Tallest People

Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:38 am

Quoting Levent (Reply 40):
The further to the north, the taller people are because there is less gravity there (as the world turns slower).

It's actually the other way around - at the equator, the rotational speed is larger, so the centrifugal force slightly counteracts gravity. Gravity itself is largely identical between equator and any other place.

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