The Dutch are, on average, the world's tallest people, but it hasn't always been that way.
So what happened? Scientists believe a number of factors are responsible, such as genetics, better diet and medical care.
But now there's another theory. Research from the London School of Tropical Medicine suggests that natural selection may also have something to do with it.
Jane O'Brien went to the Netherlands to find out more.
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I 'am 1.78 tall in height and I weighs 46 kilos in weight:I me feels tall and in good shape:for my height and for my weight:and I would be a tall man e attractive man there for my height and my weight?
The best explanation I've read is the Dutch feed their children quality food from day one, certainly not hurting growth, while Americans are shrinking, due to their last fifty years of junk food. I thank my lucky stars I was born to a Dutch mother who knew a thing or two about quality food when I was growing up, which she learned from her mother, my Oma.
I think dairy is a big contributor to the hight. Countries where people are vegetarians tend to be smaller than people who consume dairy. I lived many different countries included in the Netherlands. I am originally from Somalia, so earlier Somali generations where very big because they were nomads who lived on dairy and meat; while my generation are smaller due to the new diet we consume. What is very common in the Netherlands is also physical activity such as cycling and swimming, so combination of physical activities and dairy is the reason I think.
Yes they're very tall,probably as a country,the tallest.
Come to Dalmatia,Montenegro,Herzegovina and areas inhibited by migrants from these areas, and they're taller still. They could be grouped as one people but obviously that wouldn't be a popular opinion
For me, the Dutch didn't seem so tall. Very exaggerated the height at them. Indeed, there are many between 1,90 and 2,00, but I am totally sure that most males are between 1,75 and 1,85. The countries around the Dinaric Mountains are indeed tall, especially Bosnia and Herzegovina where the average for a teenager boy is 1,82. Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro also held the records for the biggest number of people above 2,00m.
Julius Civilis All provinces excluding Zeeland and South Holland. Now you will begin with the explanation that the not so tall ones are mixed, but no, I am talking about native Dutch people. Being a quite rich country, they can create a fake trademark from the tallness.
Haha look at all these freakishly tall people denying how weird they look and claiming they're better than average height people! These people are pathetic. I'd rather be average than a freak any day of the week
Roy Criddle Noone is claiming that they are better than "Normal height" people. Also, saying that their height is not normal is extremely ignorant. We, the Dutch, find this height to be as normal as it could be. Maybe it's not normal from your "American" (Assuming you're American, excuse me if I get it wrong), but try to consider that norms and values differ in each country.
I was in an airport the other day and there was a big Dutch congregation there (I know because they were wearing Dutch sport uniforms) and the men were so tall! I'm 5'11" and some of the men were almost half my size! Crazy!
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Tall people die earlier than short people on average, due to host of diseases that has a strong correlation with height, for example cancer. So sometimes I don't mind being the 5'5" guy that everyone laughs at, because I'm the one who's going to have the last laugh, quite literally, at their funerals.
Lol Chinese people are not even that short. Throughout history the Chinese actually referred to the Japanese as “倭” (Wo/Wa), which means “dwarf”, and there are very big variations in height amongst Chinese people, depending on which region of China they come from. Generally people from the province of Shandong (山東省) are known to be the tallest, followed by people from the three northeastern provinces of Heilongjiang (黑龍江), Jilin (吉林) and Liaoning (遼寧), because most Chinese people from these three provinces can also trace their ancestry back to Shandong.
I searched this up because I heard the Netherlands (there are lots of y’all people there...) but I do live here except I wasn’t born here I stayed are Iraq and Syria for 4 years I’m middle Eastern but I do live here most of my family memebers are 4,11 or 5 maybe 5,6 or something like that but I feel huge because I’m 13 and 5,4 I want to be shorter and I’m talking bout it and I am getting 1/2 inches shorter.
that's remind me real historical story, 860 years ago when crusaders occupied Palestine many of them captured by #Saladin army, and Saladin accepted prisoner exchange with crusaders, but Dutch prisoner Saladin command his soldiers to kill all of thim, because they were big bodies and they kill many Muslims
America is too diverse to measure, different races are different height and different genetics, there are Caucasians, Hispanics, Asians, blacks, native Americans, while Europe has the same in every country