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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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.
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
When i went to Amsterdam almost all the men was taller than me (i’m 184cm or 6ft1/2) so not short. Even some women were same as me or taller. Feel bad cause want to marry a dutch woman hope i grow 2 more inches to stand a chance 😒😒😞
that is dumb. that would mean in the us the taller dont have a better chance to pass on their genes but in netherlands they will. ational selection works for all. not just the dutch- so it cant be the explanation.
The two reasons for taller dutch people
1- Pure and hygienic food which includes dairy products at most
2- Habit of dutch people to use bicycle for travelling for long and short distances which not only increases the height but also makes fit
188.5 cm Egyptian here
sir,i almost tower over any and everyone in this country and it really bothers me how people keep telling that i'm very tall meanwhile country like Denmark or Holland i will be considered average
Egypt is one of the shortest nations with an average of 170 cm