Altered Maps XIV: Cartographical Consistency

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  1. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Super Moderator

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    So why are the Dutch and the Serbians so tall?
     
  2. Domen

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    I don't know. Someone had to be, I guess. :confused:

    Or maybe it's "barbarian" descent (Roman sources described Germanic and Slavic people as much taller than Roman citizens).

    But the English and the Ukrainians are much shorter.

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    Height is largely determined by a combination of heredity and nutrition. So there might be also something about nutrition (in Ukraine I guess poverty = poor nutrition, but England is rich so it's not sheer scarcity of food, but might be something about their dietary habits).
     
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    While hereditary factors no doubt play a role, k think nutrition and other environmental factors are important as well. I think a century or two ago the Dutch were joked of as the one of the *shortest* people in Europe, for example. In some Asians, the younger generations - who have access to better food, healthcare, and so on - are noticeably taller than their elders. Bu the Japanese are still somewhat shorter on average despite all this.
     
  5. Domen

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    Authors have suggested a positive correlation between height and frequency of haplogroup I. Haplogroup I is the marker of Mesolithic hunter-gatherers in most of Europe (except for European Russia, where Mesolithic hunter-gathrers had different HGs - it seems that mostly R1). However, looking first at the map above and then at their data on frequencies of I, doesn't convince me that there is a strong correlation (let alone causation).

    Figures on frequencies of I in the studied countries from their "Appendix A. Supplementary data":

     
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    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Super Moderator Supporter

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    I'm too small :cry:. Everywhere in Europe :cry:.
     
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    Can we get to maps we can actually talk about? Height of people in Europe: fine; a load of brown dots in southern France: not fine.
     
  9. Domen

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    Well, today there would be a load of maroon dots in that part of France, brown dots (haplogroup G) would be in minority now:

    Spoiler :

    BTW - that brown dot on the Italian-Austrian border is:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ötzi
     
  10. SeekTruthFromFacts

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    IIRC even people who are lactose intolerant can avoid the more unpleasant symptoms for a long time if they've had dairy continuously since infancy. So if you're mildly intolerant you might be able to drink/eat quite a lot.
     
  11. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    Most popular cartoons in various European countries. Either that or most popular cartoon characters from various countries. Not sure how accurate it is, though, either way.

     
  12. Civ'ed

    Civ'ed I ain't gotta explain a thing

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    wait, polandball is polish?
     
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    Oh wait, my bad, I should've said most popular cartoons in, not from, various european countries. Hmm. Either that or it's most popular cartoon characters from various European countries they live gin or something.
     
  14. gay_Aleks

    gay_Aleks communism will win.

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    would make sense; Astirix was made in France, and there's Tintin in Belgium
     
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    So...half of the European countries don't have any cartoonists?
    And I'd have thought that Fix und Foxi are better known than Grisu, but then again, this is from a global perspective, I guess.




    Also: Most be "from", not "in".
    Asterix is probably one of the most popular cartoon figures here.
     
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    D'Artacan? I doubt many under the age of thirty know it, let alone like it. I personally know but have never watched it, not that they have aired it anytime in the last ten years (at least).
     
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    Dogtanian was Spanish?? I didn't realise that.
     
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    Dogtanian was french, iirc :)
     
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    The source material was, certainly, but Wikipedia claims it was Japanese-Spanish in origin.
     
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    And claymation characters count as cartoons, do they?
     

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