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Human Height




Over
the last 150 years the average height of people in industrialised nations
has increased 10 cm (about 4 inches). In the 19th century, American men
were the tallest in the world, averaging 1,71m (5'6"). Today, the
average height for American men is 1,75m (5'7"), compared to 1,77
(5'8") for Swedes, and 1,78 (5'8.5") for the Dutch. The tallest
nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi.




   
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