Sunday 1 November 2015

Highly informative

Attack of the 5'6" Dutch Woman

On a cheerier note about PM, I did learn yesterday that the Dutch are the tallest people in the world. (You learn something new every day.)

The average Dutchman is now 6 ft tall, the average woman 5'6".  

The expert in John Laurenson's report put in down to genetics, hygiene, food and the environment - and Holland's high milk consumption. The recent slowing down of Dutch growth rates might coincide with a fall in milk consumption. (One for More or Less?) 

The 7'4" guy in the report described the ups and downs of being so tall. One of his anecdotes involved going to a carnival and finding a woman prodding the bottom of his legs, thinking he was walking on stilts and admiring how skilfully he was doing it. She quickly apologised. 

Just thought I'd share that with you.

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