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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My self just 6 feet not that tall but I'm Asian & already hard difficult to find shoes size US12/UER46 since I staying at Malaysia typical guys here wear below UER44, kinda suck & its same happen to my cousin He standing 6'7 wear shoes size US16/UER50 so can imagine for us consider giant already here in Asia but not in Netherlands , oh by the way my Mum just standing 4'11 😋.
Julius Civilis No outside, not saying they are all bad. But blimey it was quite a shock to me. It's not good for them in a work environment either. As if you act like this in 99% of the world you'd be fired very quickly.
i think they masturbate a lot during teens while eating cheese and probably they sleep longer... ... this triggers the release of growth hormone during teens and this promotes rapid mineralisation of calcium in the epiphysis area of long bones...
Am from a place close to palastine , a place queen Sheba ruled once before, yeah I have seen a tall pretty woman, I didn't know Dutch were known for height at the time so I was like "ohh waw they look bigger than average uk residents" they were also blonde and beautiful their men too. But they seem distrustful of foreigners. It takes time to gain their trust
The video did a fallacy by comparing the differences in height in the span of 150 years of Dutch and Americans. Dutch is a white nation. Compare them with white Americans to be fair. This "natural selection" (sexual selection) theory is bogus. All the non desirable short people's genes still have to go somewhere since most people, no matter what traits, reproduce. And also, men don't go for tall women despite the guy in the video. The reason why the Dutch are the "tallest" is because they're not. Most of West Europe is essentially the same average height as the Dutch when you exclude non whites immigrants.
Being taller isn't necessarily a boon anymore outside of it being attractive to women. For instance, you will probably have to eat more than a shorter person, and wars don't rely on melee combat anymore so you will be a larger target. Buildings will have to be larger to accommodate you which means using more resources. I remember reading that taller people are also more prone to experiencing back pain.
I'm not especially short btw, for an American, I'm about average at 5'11" (182cm).
When I was a kid, I thought the Dutch were Irish, I thought they were all bald and all of them had long wooden sticks instead of lower legs thanks to which they not only were very tall, but also could run very fast, kick around and be very scary overall. I thought they would attack cities in groups, throw stones at everything, catch everyone who couldn't run away, then kidnap him or kill him.
I don't know how I developed this idea, probably through some news reports about Irish riots, Dutch fotball fans or something similar, all blended together. But how did their legs became wooden sticks I don't remember.
Yet Another Dutch Utopian propaganda. RESEARCH has shown over and over and over that the tallest people in the world are the Dinka people scattered around central and eastern Africa. Stop spreading these lies to the simple minded uneducated idiots watching this video.
Diet, diet, diet. What do all of these tall countries have in common? Diet, their FOOD, their milk/calcium in-take over the generations. Why is that so hard to figure out? Short countries have poorer food & weaker nutrition.