I find it interesting how so many people here are like 6' and above when that constitutes a minority of the population irl in most countries (inb4 saq starts blabbering about heights in ethiopia or some shit)
Well, it's not too surprising. Here in Europe at least we keep getting taller at a rapid rate each generation, and in the Netherlands the average male height is 1m84 (ie, 6'0) - which includes all generations, including the oldies, so that our generation (~20) will almost certainly have an average height of 6'1 or more. Other tall countries like the Scandis have averages of 5'11, again including old people. The USA, because of the huge numbers of immigrants from short Latino countries, has actually declined in average height over the years (I think it's gone from 5'11 to 5'9 or something).But northern Europe in particular is tall and getting taller, so 6' is really unspectacular these days. Bear in mind, too, that people on TIF are generally young, and average heights include older generations who are generally smaller - so when Sy says the average is 1.77m, that includes our grandparents so long as they're still alive.
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