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How tall are you?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Ville, Aug 29, 2003.

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How tall are you?

  1. -150cm (less that 4'11")

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 151-160cm (5' to 5'3")

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  3. 161-170cm (5'4" to 5'7")

    11 vote(s)
    10.5%
  4. 171-180cm (5'8" to 5'11")

    32 vote(s)
    30.5%
  5. 181-190cm (6' to 6'2")

    34 vote(s)
    32.4%
  6. 191-200cm (6'3" to 6'6")

    19 vote(s)
    18.1%
  7. 201-210cm (6'7" to 6'11")

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  8. 211cm- (above 7') :eek:

    4 vote(s)
    3.8%
  1. addiv

    addiv Hero of our time

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    I think I'm about 188.43 cm
     
  2. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    So, if I actually try to beat my back injury and go sign up for that boot camp like they've wanted me to, I can lose an inch? That might be worth all the work and pain.

    I HAVE been stared at a lot, given that I went to a high school where the average height might have been a foot shorter...even though, when you're really used to it, a foot just doesn't seem like all that far anymore....either that, or my head is fixed in a downward position at all times.
     
  3. jack merchant

    jack merchant Internationalist

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    God, I love these threads...... 6'6", or 198 cm :D

    (waiting for someone to comment how tall the Dutch are now ! ;) ).
     
  4. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin I aint no hippo

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    6 foot 2.5 inches. Were not all dumpy little leprechauns
     
  5. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    Oh my, the Dutch are oh-so-tall! I mean, just look at this ONE person! Yes, let's make him the representative of all the Dutch people! My, my, my!


    Happy?:yeah:



    Edit: Alright...400 posts! Not that I or anyone else cares! :D
     
  6. PantheraTigris2

    PantheraTigris2 Deity

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    Oh, it works. In your chair now, sit up as tall as you can. Then even more. More...

    In bootcamp, every time we'd sit on the floor for a "period of instruction", the command was "Grow...."

    And we'd respond with.... "TALLER, SIR!"
    And, he'd immediately say it again, until we were all at optimum posture. Repeat the process as needed. And this was just for sitting down. Leaning back, and struting when you march. Heck, even when you slept, you were at the POA (position of attention). Anyway, it was real good for posture. You had well-developed back muscles from all this, so therefore good posture, & improved height. I went from 6'3"1/2, to 6'5" - barefoot. I eventually shrank back to 6'4". Maybe I should start practicing better posture again... it's healthy.

    Just try to imagine making your head touch the ceiling all day. Do this for a week, and you may notice something. You can't be lazy, though. The more you put into it, the more you get out. And it takes constant effort, to remind yourself. Eventually though, your muscles get stronger, and it slowly becomes a habit.

    Or, you could just slouch. :D
     
  7. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    Hmm, did some of that in football camp...didn't notice any growth. But, it can't hurt.

    I'm still trying to see if it will still be possible for me to go to boot camp...I worked out with a few Marines last month, but I aggrivated my injury while running.
     
  8. jack merchant

    jack merchant Internationalist

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    Yeah, happy :p
    average height

    It would seem that I am in fact somewhat representative ;).
     
  9. PantheraTigris2

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    Well, if you do end up going - make sure you're in 100% health. If you have any potential injuries, or complications, etc. you'll be doing yourself a favor by not going. Me? I just barely made it out of there before my foot cracked due to stress fractures - from excessive marching, patroling, 'going on a walk' - as Forrest Gump would say, etc.

    They don't feed you enough (at least it seems like it), you don't get enough sleep, ever, and you're constantly moving as fast as you can at everything you do. It'll be the most stressful - physically & mentally - 3 months of your life. It's not an atmosphere/ environment you can imagine, until you're in it - and you CAN'T prepare for it. You can try, though. But you won't. Not a good idea to go into it with a potential injury.


    But yes, ahem... back to height... eh, hmm, height.... yes...
     
  10. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    Yeah, this whole injury screwed me over. What also screwed me over was that I was stonewalled by the insurance company and had to settle for a lousy amount. It's very possible I can go on as is, but like you said, it may not be worth the pain or the risk. This all happened right before I was going to go try the physical test for the military academies too...damn...although, I'm always looking for ways to try.

    Well, back to height...I might have lost a small fraction of an inch because of that injury, affecting the fluid in a couple of disks in the lumbar area.
     
  11. h4ppy

    h4ppy You sir, pineapple?

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    Never bothered to learn metric so I voted 211cm+ because I am tall.
     
  12. Mr. Dictator

    Mr. Dictator A Chain-Smoking Fox

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    i am about 5' 11" and im 15 last June
     
  13. G-Man

    G-Man A One Man's War

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    What? They have Luxemburg and not Israel? :eek:

    I'm considered pretty tall although this thread makes me feel small... I'm 180.5... I think I'll strech up a bit and consider myself as 181 for the poll ;)
     
  14. Plexus

    Plexus Architeuthidae puericomedentis

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    189 cm. (6'2.5") I'm 15.

    Jeeze, Pug, you're short.
     
  15. Mr Black

    Mr Black Los Zetas

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    I'm 5'-11 1/2" with regular shoes.

    I'm never barefoot, so I don't bother measuring height barefoot.

    Interestingly, depending on my shoes, my height can grow significantly.

    BTW, I don't know about metric conversion.
     
  16. Mr. Dictator

    Mr. Dictator A Chain-Smoking Fox

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    yeah i have a pair of VANS that make me an inch or less taller, making me 6' 0''
     
  17. Hitro

    Hitro Feistus Raclettus

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    1,93m thus 6'4''
     
  18. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    So tell us the inches and we can convert it for you.
     
  19. onejayhawk

    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

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    Why do I think that our two, so far, cloud talkers are artificially enhanced. Maybe I am cynical.

    For the record, I am right on a break at 190 and a fraction.

    J
     
  20. PantheraTigris2

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    Well, I have a great-great(etc)-uncle that was born in the mid-1800's that was 6'11", and another uncle (different side of the family) that was like 7'2" or something crazy like that -several generations ago, so - 6'6" really isn't that hard to believe.

    And yes, I've seen pictures. There's one taken in 1943 with my grandfather when he was in the Army (grandfather is 6'0"), and he barely came up to the guys chest. A real monster of a man. Lived to be real old, too. I think in the picture he was almost 90 years old. They said he was so tall, he could kick the top of doorways just by swinging his leg forward.

    6'6" ain't nuthin' :D
     

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