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what is the best height for a fully grown adult man to be and why

Posted 8 Months ago by Sadhil Ahuja

What is the best height for a fully grown adult man to be and why?

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7'7"

8 Months ago
Riven
 

100 feet

8 Months ago
Moonray
 

While Moonray is technically correct, it's worth pointing out that 100 feet is just an average of optimal growth. Anywhere between 98-102.4 feet is also acceptable in most countries. Though in Sweden, being under 99 feet tall is considered a disability.

8 Months ago
Riven
 

Technically correct is the best kind of correct.

8 Months ago
Moonray
 

also @Moonray why are you using an inferior form of measurement?

8 Months ago
tnu
 

5'5 isn't even on the list. I'll stand in the back with the rest of the Dwarfs

8 Months ago
S.o.h.
 

Because he's an Englander from Britland. Those people have very little contact with the outside world so they use archaic measurement systems and traditionally put u's next to o's in words as well.

8 Months ago
Riven
 

101 feet

8 Months ago
Fox Forever
 

Those people have very little contact with the outside world so they use archaic measurement systems and traditionally put u's next to o's in words as well.

Also they say Alumin"I"um which is just shitting all over Sir Humphry Davy.

8 Months ago
Fox Forever
 

disgusting.

8 Months ago
tnu
 

The worst offense by far is the use of "maths" rather than "math". Pluralizing math doesn't make sense unless you're a theoretical mathematician and you're literally dealing with multiple mathematical systems. Also what the hell is a courgette?

8 Months ago
Riven
 

also @Moonray why are you using an inferior form of measurement?


Because we measure a person's height in feet and inches here...

8 Months ago
Moonray
 

Also @Americans

You're just jealous because we talk better than you.

8 Months ago
Moonray
 

13 매우 feet is good for mans tall ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

8 Months ago
Tseng Fox
 

Something something bad British teeth, bad weather, tasteless food.

8 Months ago
S.o.h.
 

@Moonray I'll have you know this doesn't just apply to Americans it applies AT LEAST to all colonials!

8 Months ago
tnu
 

5’6” or taller in the US.
That’s the median height for men in the US.

5’ is the median height for adults in the world.

6’6” is considered “hero height” for male movie stars.

7’ is about maximum height for athletes in sports where height is an advantage.

8’ is about maximum height for a man without an endocrine disorder.

10’ is about maximum height for a man whose endocrine disorder won’t kill him before adulthood.

4 Months ago
chiarizio
 

That’s the median height for men in the US.


I thought that 5'10" was the median height for men in the U.S. Maybe I'm thinking of median white male height instead of all races.

4 Months ago
Canary Yellow
 

Yeah, I heard that when I was living in Houston Tx sometime between 1973 and 1995.
Our very liberal mayor was taking flak from a Hispanic man who wanted the minimum height requirement for cops to be 5’4” instead of 5’6”.
The mayor explained that “officer presence” was necessary to keep officers safe during encounters; and part of “presence” was not being shorter than the M.o.t.P. with whom the officer was dealing; and for the chance of that to be at least 50%-50% the officer needed to be at least the median height, to wit 5’6”. He admitted that eliminated a higher percentage of Hispanics (and women) than of Anglos (and men).

So, yes, for the median for males to be as short as 5’6” we do have to include races whose median height is shorter than that.

(I thought the median height for white Anglo Americans was 6’0”.)

I guess there weren’t many Samoans in Houston; or the median would have been over 6’ probably!

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Anyway; 5’5” is the requisite height for female models, and most women are too short to be such models. So whatever the median height for American women is, it’s shorter than 5’5”.

i seem to recall it’s 5’0”.

But I’m rather more certain the global median for all adults inclusive of both sexes is 5’0”.

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[edit]BTW the median height in the Netherlands is taller than that in the US because they get better healthcare.[/edit]

4 Months ago
chiarizio
 

6'2 because I am

4 Months ago
Marvalo
 

@Marvalo:
Based on the same logic, I’d agree!

4 Months ago
chiarizio
 

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