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(BBC)   North Koreans grow like this, and South Koreans grow like thiiis   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 91
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2012-04-22 10:03:22 PM
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I chink I rikey being the lucky Pierre

[thats_racist.jpg]
 
2012-04-22 11:23:00 PM
Strange? This is hardly an unexpected result from long-term malnutrition.
 
2012-04-23 12:16:09 AM
vygramul: hardly unexpected

Mammalian trickery. Malnutrition when young makes for small adults. Who eat less.
 
2012-04-23 12:23:16 AM
No wonder they're so obsessed with large rockets. You know short guys.
 
2012-04-23 12:26:42 AM
So, North Koreans are hung like a Ken doll?
 
2012-04-23 12:48:31 AM
Generations of widespread malnutrition will do that to you.
 
2012-04-23 01:51:04 AM

Sgygus: small adults. Who eat less.


And when people are shorter in height, they can fit twice as many in the same building site.
 
2012-04-23 01:54:06 AM

vygramul: Strange? This is hardly an unexpected result from long-term malnutrition.


Bingo. I bet if you look at their teeth, you'll see horizontal striations, too. The artifact of malnutrition during childhood and adolescence as the body would actually stop growing during periods when it cannot obtain enough nutrients to sustain growth. My mother has these in her teeth from the famines during the late 60s and 70s in China.
 
2012-04-23 02:20:46 AM
"A Nation of Racist Dwarfs"

That would make a great band name.
 
2012-04-23 02:21:20 AM
farkin' nutrition, how does it work?
 
2012-04-23 02:21:25 AM
mostly

i.huffpost.com
 
2012-04-23 02:21:40 AM

fusillade762: "A Nation of Racist Dwarfs"

That would make a great band name.


Oh, and forgive me for quoting myself, but I forgot to add this:

perthetic.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-23 02:24:56 AM
I ate at a Korean restaurant today in Torrance. It was delicious.
 
2012-04-23 02:25:19 AM

Sgygus: vygramul: hardly unexpected

Mammalian trickery. Malnutrition when young makes for small adults. Who eat less.


When America crumbles and waves of foreigners sail to pillage the Empire's riches, a typical American will feed six North Koreans as opposed to four South Koreans, giving them a distinct advantage.
 
2012-04-23 02:27:22 AM
how do you say "sample size" in Korean?
 
2012-04-23 02:28:37 AM

fusillade762: "A Nation of Racist Dwarfs"

That would make a great band name.


World's Tallest Midgets
 
2012-04-23 02:29:06 AM

senorpogo: how do you say "sample size" in Korean?


일본어
 
2012-04-23 02:29:43 AM
Clearly this is simply the result of less gravity cancelling centrifugal force due to the North being at a higher latitude. It's a relatively unknown fact that the Inuit of Canada are barely 3 ft tall on average due to this effect.
 
2012-04-23 02:29:56 AM
I can't imagine how any NK citizen will be able to be brainwashed into loving Kim Jong-Un. I would think even a malnourished brain would be able to realize that the only fat person in the country is in charge.

Which brings up another question. What would it feel like to be the only fat person in an entire country?
 
2012-04-23 02:30:43 AM

fat boy: So, North Koreans are hung like a Ken doll?


More like planet Pluto, hard to see with the naked eye.
 
2012-04-23 02:32:22 AM

SkinnyHead: Sgygus: small adults. Who eat less.

And when people are shorter in height, they can fit twice as many in the same building site

mass grave.

FTFY.
 
2012-04-23 02:32:39 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: senorpogo: how do you say "sample size" in Korean?

일본어


Translated: "Samper si"

(thatswasis.gif)
 
2012-04-23 02:33:17 AM
early childhood malnutrition has quite noticeable intellectual penalties as well which are probably more impt than height

now, will the lack of contact with the WWW compensate for, or make worse, the IQ deficit?

C.M. Kornbluth The Marching Morons
 
2012-04-23 02:33:18 AM

vygramul: Strange? This is hardly an unexpected result from long-term malnutrition.


The strangest thing about their malnutrition isn't just the food: I have never seen a picture of food in North Korea where there are real actual plates (as in 'expensive china'.) The food is always on plastic or Tupperware. It's like they're always faking it and because they haven't seen the real thing can't pull it off.
 
2012-04-23 02:39:51 AM
Wouldn't they have to have three inches to begin with?

/C'mon, someone had to get the obvious penis jokes started. You guys were being a little bit heavy with the malnutrition talk and all...
 
2012-04-23 02:39:57 AM
Famine's a biatch.
 
TWX
2012-04-23 02:42:50 AM
strathmeyer:
vygramul: Strange? This is hardly an unexpected result from long-term malnutrition.

The strangest thing about their malnutrition isn't just the food: I have never seen a picture of food in North Korea where there are real actual plates (as in 'expensive china'.) The food is always on plastic or Tupperware. It's like they're always faking it and because they haven't seen the real thing can't pull it off.

Why would you bother with real china when you have nothing to put on it? Plus it's a totalitarian state roughly based on Communism, so the idea of that kind of ostentatious personal property as a display is probably not sanctioned by the state.

/you can have my Lenox Continental Dining Platinum when you pry it from my cold, dead hands
//yes, it's so bland that calling it a china "pattern" is a stretch
///but it's microwave safe and we've used it every day for almost five years with no complaints
////stoneware can suck it
/slashies!
 
2012-04-23 02:46:43 AM

mjjt: early childhood malnutrition has quite noticeable intellectual penalties as well which are probably more impt than height

now, will the lack of contact with the WWW compensate for, or make worse, the IQ deficit?

C.M. Kornbluth The Marching Morons


I miss that magazine, and my Sperry Top-Siders.
 
2012-04-23 02:54:05 AM
Sort of how Morgoth created Orcs from Elves, huh?
 
2012-04-23 02:57:10 AM
Poor bastards. Several McDoodles, some Taco Smells and a few Burger Slings in Pyongyang would cure their problem right quick.
Be the best food they ever ate.
 
2012-04-23 02:58:35 AM
It's especially sad because it used to be the opposite. The further North you went in Korea, the taller people got on average, due to Manchu admixture. The South Koreans of Northern descent are taller than other South Koreans.
 
2012-04-23 03:00:02 AM
I hate North Korea for one reason and one reason.

It took, what I thought was a valid but incredibly unlikely fear that 1984 was possible and showed me it not only is possible, it farking happened.
 
2012-04-23 03:02:06 AM

Mad_Radhu: fat boy: So, North Koreans are hung like a Ken doll?

More like planet Pluto, hard to see with the naked eye.


And too close to Uranus, amirite?
 
2012-04-23 03:03:39 AM

ElLoco: fusillade762: "A Nation of Racist Dwarfs"

That would make a great band name.

World's Tallest Midgets


Actually, Tall Dwarfs was a 1980s New Zealand band. So yeah, you're right.

/I thought the plural was 'dwarves' but auto-correct disagrees.
 
2012-04-23 03:07:03 AM

Evil Kirk vs Bad Ash: I hate North Korea for one reason and one reason.

It took, what I thought was a valid but incredibly unlikely fear that 1984 was possible and showed me it not only is possible, it farking happened.


Yeah, it's easier to ignore 1984 happening in places like Cuba and the Soviet Union when you have people like Walter Duranty and Ted Turner telling you what to believe.

/Orwell knew, he had twenty years of Soviet proof of concept
//And it can be done with 1920s technology
 
2012-04-23 03:09:24 AM

Mixolydian Master: [27.media.tumblr.com image 330x388]
I chink I rikey being the lucky Pierre

[thats_racist.jpg]


Knew someone would post that picture. That North Korean must be scared shiatless. The American has a jaw that could smash rocks and the South Korean looks like he could kill someone without flinching.
 
2012-04-23 03:11:56 AM
It would appear that North Korea has....

*putting on sunglasses*

fallen quite short in all aspects of socioeconomic growth.

/Ah yeeeeeeeah!
 
2012-04-23 03:14:38 AM

ClintonKun: Mixolydian Master: [27.media.tumblr.com image 330x388]
I chink I rikey being the lucky Pierre

[thats_racist.jpg]

Knew someone would post that picture. That North Korean must be scared shiatless. The American has a jaw that could smash rocks and the South Korean looks like he could kill someone without flinching.


To be fair, he makes a smaller target.
 
2012-04-23 03:23:11 AM

ScreamingHangover: ClintonKun: Mixolydian Master: [27.media.tumblr.com image 330x388]
I chink I rikey being the lucky Pierre

[thats_racist.jpg]

Knew someone would post that picture. That North Korean must be scared shiatless. The American has a jaw that could smash rocks and the South Korean looks like he could kill someone without flinching.

To be fair, he makes a smaller target.


Depends on the killbox.
 
2012-04-23 03:28:34 AM

Quark_Quasar: I can't imagine how any NK citizen will be able to be brainwashed into loving Kim Jong-Un. I would think even a malnourished brain would be able to realize that the only fat person in the country is in charge.

Which brings up another question. What would it feel like to be the only fat person in an entire country?


You don't have to imagine it. It exists. This is your first step towards the crazy notion that you might be able to see something from somebody else's perspective. Good luck with that. This ability may also help you vote properly.
 
2012-04-23 03:32:24 AM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Clearly this is simply the result of less gravity cancelling centrifugal force due to the North being at a higher latitude. It's a relatively unknown fact that the Inuit of Canada are barely 3 ft tall on average due to this effect.


I just typed out an entire reply before realizing that your comment DESPERATELY needs a hyphen between the words "gravity' and "cancelling".

/thanks
 
2012-04-23 03:52:05 AM
came for best korea
leaving disappointed
 
2012-04-23 04:09:26 AM
Proud Peoples Army of Best Korea recently lowered the height standard for military service to.... 4'8".

Link

I live in South Korea, and it's a great place. But if you travel around Asia, you'll see lot of people under 5 feet. Little protein and calcium in childhood makes for tiny people.

/Just be careful to never get involved in a land war in Asia.
 
2012-04-23 04:11:06 AM

Quark_Quasar: I can't imagine how any NK citizen will be able to be brainwashed into loving Kim Jong-Un. I would think even a malnourished brain would be able to realize that the only fat person in the country is in charge.

Which brings up another question. What would it feel like to be the only fat person in an entire country?



Being fat does not work that way.
In the US, the poorer you are - the more likely that you're fat.

Malnourishment and obesity can occur at the same time.

The NK citizen probably eats what would be tantamount to local, organic, unprocessed food - which would be the holy grail of foodies in the US. Plus, they engage in back-breaking farming (exercise).

The leader probably eats western treats and gets fat.
 
2012-04-23 04:37:32 AM
So while North Koreans have been getting shorter, South Koreans have been getting taller.


t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-04-23 04:42:22 AM

johndalek: came for best korea
leaving disappointed


i789.photobucket.com


/ Malnutrition made this picture the biggest one I could find.
 
2012-04-23 04:43:11 AM

Little.Alex: Proud Peoples Army of Best Korea recently lowered the height standard for military service to.... 4'8".

Link

I live in South Korea, and it's a great place. But if you travel around Asia, you'll see lot of people under 5 feet. Little protein and calcium in childhood makes for tiny people.

/Just be careful to never get involved in a land war in Asia.


Damn it to hell. I was well positioned to get into a land war with Asia. Damn you Risk.
 
2012-04-23 05:07:20 AM

Mitch Mitchell: Little.Alex: Proud Peoples Army of Best Korea recently lowered the height standard for military service to.... 4'8".

Link

I live in South Korea, and it's a great place. But if you travel around Asia, you'll see lot of people under 5 feet. Little protein and calcium in childhood makes for tiny people.

/Just be careful to never get involved in a land war in Asia.

Damn it to hell. I was well positioned to get into a land war with Asia. Damn you Risk.



Well, scout it out first. Use a lot of spies, as Sun Tzu suggests.

And bring a fat wallet, because Korea is very much a kind of sugar daddy, pay for play kind of place.

dailyfashiondesign.com

You'll come for the girls. You'll stay for the yaki mandu and kimchi.
 
2012-04-23 05:47:12 AM
The bloody heathen bastards should put their effort into agriculture instead of war and killing.
 
2012-04-23 05:53:55 AM

mjjt: early childhood malnutrition has quite noticeable intellectual penalties as well which are probably more impt than height

now, will the lack of contact with the WWW compensate for, or make worse, the IQ deficit?

C.M. Kornbluth The Marching Morons


I remember reading that story in Omni way back when.
 
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