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Tall Facts

by richard 16. June 2014 20:15

Here is our random list of tall facts, we hope you enjoy and spot some you didn't know previously.

Tall Facts
  • You are tallest in the morning because the joints in your backbone pull apart slightly when you are lying in bed. During the day, gravity squeezes the bones together and you can lose as much as 1 inch (2.5 cm) of height.
  • Tall People Have Longer Legs The thighbone, or Femur, is the biggest bone in the body. An average adult femur is about 20 inches (51 cm) long - half the length of a baseball bat - and it's up to 2 inches (5 cm) thick. While individual lengths may vary, someone close to 7 feet tall could have a femur that is 24 inches (63 cm) long that's 2 feet!
  • The tallest Person on record is Robert Pershing Wadlow, who was 8 feet, 11 inches (2.7 m) tall. Since he died in 1940 there have been many contenders for the title of tallest living person. Pauline Musters who was only 21.65 inches (55 cm) tall, takes the prize for the shortest person ever.
  • As you grow, not all parts of your body get bigger at the same rate.
  • Height is a hereditary characteristic. Roughly 60 to 80 percent of your height is determined by genetics, while the rest depends on environmental factors, namely childhood nutrition. Here’s the formula paediatricians use to predict adult height: For girls: Subtract 5 inches from dad’s height, average this number with mom’s height, and then add and subtract 2 inches to determine a possible range. For boys: Add 5 inches to mom’s height, average that number with dad’s height, and then add and subtract 2 inches to get a range.
  • People grow at their fastest rate as babies in the first year of life, adding about 10 inches to their height from birth to age 1, after which height increases somewhat steadily (and nowhere near as rapidly) until adolescence.
  • Ever swear that your child has grown taller overnight? You may be right. Most growth hormone is released during sleep, so ensuring your kids get a good night’s rest may help them reach their full potential.
  • In the 18th and 19th centuries, America was home to the tallest people in the world, but today that honour goes to the Netherlands. Today, Dutch men and women average 6 feet and 5 feet 6.5 inches, respectively. U.S. men average 5 feet 9 inches and women average nearly 5 feet 4 inches tall.
  • It’s an old wives’ tale that caffeine stunts growth in children, says Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, a paediatrician in Westlake Village, Calif., and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Paediatrics. However, it does act as a stimulant and can cause irritability, sleep problems, and headaches, which is why doctors recommend that kids avoid it. What can stunt growth: cigarettes? One study in the Annals of Epidemiology found that boys who smoked frequently between ages 12 and 17 were about an inch shorter than their non-smoking peers, although a similar effect was not seen in girls. (Most boys are still growing during this period and girls are not, which could explain the difference). Certain medical issues, including food allergies, hormone imbalances, and heart, kidney, or liver issues, can also stunt children’s growth, as can certain medications, such as stimulant drugs for ADHD.
  • The taller you are, the greater your risk of cancer, according to a study in the journal Lancet Oncology. After examining medical records of more than one million British women whose height ranged from less than 5 feet 1 inch to 5 feet 8 inches and taller, researchers found that the tallest women had a 37 percent greater risk of developing cancer. “Tall people may have more cells in their bodies so there’s a greater chance that one might become cancerous, or the link might be related to levels of growth hormones,” says lead study author Jane Green, a clinical epidemiologist and research lecturer at the University of Oxford. Similar results may also apply to men.
  • Numerous studies have found that, on average, taller people not only hold jobs of higher status (for instance, sales managers are taller than salespeople), they also earn more money. In fact, a classic study in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that people make 789 GBP more per year for each inch above average height they are. Looking at it another way, a person who’s 6 feet tall would earn 100,000 GBP more over a 30-year career than a person who is 7 inches shorter. The findings help up even after researchers controlled for things like gender, weight, and age. “Height affects how individuals regard themselves, which is self-esteem, and how individuals are regarded by others, called social esteem,” explains study co-author Daniel Cable, PhD, a professor of organizational behaviour at London Business School. “Social and self-esteem affect individuals’ job performance and how supervisors evaluate job performance, which in turn affects career success.”
  • In another blow to petite people, science shows that taller folks are also perceived as being more attractive. In addition to factors such as power and self-esteem, leg length may be a surprising influence. People with shorter-than-average legs were viewed as being less attractive than people with slightly longer gams, a study in Evolution and Human Behaviour found. Sorry, supermodels: The study also found that having excessively long legs decreased attractiveness. There may be an evolutionary explanation for the effect, note the researchers. Very short or long legs could indicate “genetic diseases, health problems, or weak immune responses to adverse environment factors acting during childhood and adolescence.”
  • At the other end of the spectrum is a more rare condition called gigantism, in which people grow very tall, usually due to an excess of growth hormones during childhood often caused by a benign tumour on the pituitary gland. Marfan syndrome (also called Marfan's syndrome) is a genetic disorder caused by the misfolding of the protein genes. People with Marfan tend to be unusually tall, with long limbs and long, thin fingers. Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder, meaning that people who inherit only one copy of the Marfan FBN1 gene from either parent will develop Marfan syndrome and be able to transmit it to their children. Marfan syndrome is known as a connective tissue disorder.
  • It’s no secret that adults grow shorter as they age, but it may start earlier than you think: Both men and woman may begin slipping in stature as early as age 40, decreasing by half an inch a decade, says John Whyte, MD, MPH, chief medical expert and vice president for health and medical education at The Discovery Channel and author of Is This Normal? The discs in your spine, which lose water and begin to compress over time. Osteoporosis, a bone-weakening disease that affects up to 10 million Americans, can exacerbate the problem.
  • The Scottish biting midge, a voracious blood-sucking bug, prefers taller and heavier people, found researchers at Rothamsted Research and the University of Aberdeen. Larger people provide larger targets, while producing more heat, moisture, carbon dioxide, and other chemicals that can attract insects.

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Are the dating odds stacked against tall single men?

by richard 26. April 2014 22:56

If уоu аrе а mаn, аnd уоu hаvе еvеrу bееn dumреd, thеn уоu mау hаvе еxреrіеnсеd bеіng ѕіnglе fоr а lоng реrіоd оf tіmе. I mуѕеlf hаvе bееn mаrrіеd аnd dіvоrсеd, аnd саn thіnk bасk tо lоng реrіоdѕ whеrе I wаѕ ѕіnglе. Whу wаѕ іt thаt аll mу еx gіrl frіеndѕ hаd аnоthеr bоу frіеnd wіthіn а соuрlе оf wееkѕ. Whу соuld I, оr іndееd mаnу оf mу frіеndѕ, nоt fіnd аnоthеr gіrlfrіеnd ѕо quісklу. Yеѕ, I muѕt bе а wеіrdо.  Or іѕ thеrе аnоthеr mоrе ѕаtіѕfасtоrу, оr еvеn, mоrе truthful еxрlаnаtіоn?

UK dаtіng ѕіtеѕ

Tо ѕtаrt wіth, іt іѕ а fасt thаt thе rаtіоѕ оf mеn tо wоmеn іn thе UK іѕ ѕtасkеd аgаіnѕt mеn. Tо mу knоwlеdgе, thеrе аrе аррrоxіmаtеlу оnе аnd а hаlf mіllіоn mоrе mеn іn thе UK thаn wоmеn. Yоu dо nоt nееd thе brаіnѕ оf аn Arсh Bіѕhор, tо rеаlіѕе thаt thаt соuld саuѕе рrоblеmѕ whеn іt соmеѕ tо dаtіng.

A ѕhоrt whіlе аgо, C4 dіd а рrоgrаmmе аbоut gіgоlоѕ. Thеу іntеrvіеwеd mаnу wоmеn tо аѕk thеm іf thеу wоuld uѕе thе ѕеrvісеѕ оf а gіgоlо іf thе nееd оr dеѕіrе аrоѕе. Thе соmmоn оutсоmе wаѕ thаt thеrе wоuld bе nо nееd. All а wоmаn hаѕ tо dо tо mееt а роtеntіаl раrtnеr іѕ "gо tо а bаr". If оnlу іt wаѕ ѕо еаѕу fоr а mаn.  Gо tо аnу bаr оr сlub іn thе UK, аnd thе ѕtаtіѕtісѕ аrе аррrоxіmаtеlу 80 / 20 ѕіnglеѕ, thаt bеіng 80% mеn аrе ѕіnglе, аѕ орроѕеd tо 20% wоmеn аrе ѕіnglе - аt bеѕt. UK dаtіng ѕіtеѕ аrе ѕіmіlаrlу wеіghtеd. Thаt іѕ whу а wоmеn соuld wrіtе оn hеr рrоfіlе: "If уоur nоt 6ft tаll, dаrk аnd hаndѕоmе, wіth а tор оf thе rаngе саr, hоuѕе, аnd јоb, wіth thе аbіlіtу tо mаkе mе lаugh", рlеаѕе dо nоt аррlу. Of соurѕе thіѕ іѕ ѕtеrеоtуріng аgаіnѕt wоmеn, but whеn thе оddѕ аrе ѕtасkеd аgаіnѕt уоu, іt іѕ hаrd nоt tо. Mоrе оftеn thаn nоt, іf а mаn соmеѕ оut оf а rеlаtіоnѕhір оr mаrrіаgе, thеу аrе аlwауѕ ѕіnglе fоr lоngеr thаn thе wоmаn - оn аvеrаgе.

Sо, mу соnсluѕіоn аbоut UK dаtіng іѕ thаt іt іѕ аt lеаѕt fіvе tіmеѕ hаrdеr fоr а mаn tо fіnd а ѕuіtаblе раrtnеr, thаn іt іѕ fоr а wоmеn, whісh аlѕо tаkеѕ іntо соnѕіdеrаtіоn thе lаw оf аttrасtіоn. Sреndіng mоnеу оn ѕіtеѕ thаt аrе hеаvіlу wеіghtеd аgаіnѕt уоu dоеѕ nоt ѕоund lіkе mоnеу wеll ѕреnt.

Of course these statistics do not take into account the fact that you are “tall” and therefore to make a relationship work you need to find a tall single women it probably makes these statistics even worse!

So how do you turn the odds in your favor?

Well you find a niche tall dating site like www.tallsingles.co.uk.  Why?  Well first of all it is full of single people, so the worry about finding single women is not there.  The women on our site want to meet someone and someone tall so the odds are most definitely in your favour.  We are one of the only UK dating sites that asks you to verify your height so you know you’re in the right place!


Yоu саn оnlу lеаrn thаt whаt I ѕау іѕ truе, bу gіvіng іt а trу, іf уоu dо nоt wаnt tо ѕtау ѕіnglе. I hаd tо lеаrn thе hаrd wау.  Try a tall niche dating site like www.tallsingles.co.uk and meet that someone special, the odds are most definitely in your favour and it may well turn out to be a sure bet.

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The problems tall people have when finding love

by richard 26. March 2014 20:58

Being tall may have its perks, but it also comes with its problems. One of the main problems is the fact that it is very difficult to find love. Most short and average sized people tend to steer clear of those who taller. There are a number of reasons for this, and we are going to take a little look at them on this page.

One of the main reasons as to why people sign up to sites like www.tallsingles.co.uk (more on that soon) is the fact that height issues are posing a serious problem in their love life. It seems that women have it slightly worse when they are tall. Most men prefer shorter women, and women tend to prefer taller men. Obviously if the difference is absolutely huge then there will be a big problem. For the most part though, tall men should be fine.

At the moment, it seems as though it is almost a taboo for a tall woman to date a shorter man. I have read horror stories that the efforts that even the prettiest ladies out there need to go through in order to find a decent man to get into a relationship with. Most of the time it is because it is because they are far too tall. Most men seem to steer clear of woman that are higher than them. This is because height is traditionally seen as 'strength'. In the eyes of a few people, the taller you are, the stronger you are. Men do not want to be with a woman that towers over them. For most men it is embarrassing. This is why the majority of women tend to end up with men that around their height (i.e. men who are just as tall). The problem is, finding them is incredibly difficult. There are tall men out there, but it seems that all of the good ones have been snapped up, or you are just not looking in the right places. Trust me, it is harder to find a decent tall man than it is to find somebody that is 'average height'.

People also need to realize that expressing love is a lot more difficult with a height difference too. I don't know if you have ever tried kissing somebody that is considerably taller than you, but it is difficult. Not to mention the fact that making love to somebody with a considerable height difference is slightly more difficult (if your heads aren't in line, then that is not romantic at all). Most shorter people want to avoid situations like this. As a result, they avoid taller people.

As you can see, tall people have a lot of problems when it comes to finding love. We believe that they should not have these problems though. Tall people deserve love too! This is why we have founded www.tallsingles.co.uk. This dating site is dedicated to getting tall people the partner of their dreams. Why not check it out today? You will never have to worry about height issues again!

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