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2021-09-19 4:35:34 AM  
Midgets in the woodpile?

*clicks article*

Oh, I see. Environmental changes caused by industry.

*sighs*

We.do not deserve this planet. I hope humans never get the chance to take over any others, our heads for the most part are NOT screwed on straight.
 
2021-09-19 5:02:29 AM  
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She is tall enough.
 
2021-09-19 5:06:55 AM  

Cafe Threads: Midgets in the woodpile?

*clicks article*

Oh, I see. Environmental changes caused by industry.

*sighs*

We.do not deserve this planet. I hope humans never get the chance to take over any others, our heads for the most part are NOT screwed on straight.


Not what this means, based on TFA.

The difference is only 1 cm, and mostly due to the population of immigrants from other places.

Also, it seems that no one is able to take errors into account, for any study, due to the need to report some kind of result - nobody is interested in reading about a statistically insignificant result, so every study reports a 'significant' result.
 
2021-09-19 5:16:46 AM  
Hey, I was told size doesn't matter.
 
2021-09-19 6:02:19 AM  
I thought humans were growing. Who knows.
 
2021-09-19 6:11:46 AM  
Was it in the pool?

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2021-09-19 6:19:13 AM  

Mock26: [silkeendress.com image 550x664]

She is tall enough.


This makes me want to visit some regions of the Netherlands, some Nether-regions, if you will.
 
2021-09-19 6:40:21 AM  
Supposedly the Dutch became so tall because they were the first country to discovery calcium many centuries ago and they ate a lot of it -- or something like that. Or maybe I just heard a false legend.

Whenever I'm in Holland, Germany, or Scandinavia, I do feel like a midget* in the land of tall, blond giants.

/ * so Jewish
 
2021-09-19 6:51:13 AM  
How is it the tallest nation?  I thought most of it was below sea level.
 
2021-09-19 7:20:07 AM  

fzumrk: How is it the tallest nation?  I thought most of it was below sea level.


It's so they can keep their heads above water.
 
2021-09-19 7:32:03 AM  

fzumrk: How is it the tallest nation?  I thought most of it was below sea level.


Less gravity holding the people down?
 
2021-09-19 8:32:48 AM  
I have a Dutch coworker, he's ridiculously tall. I tease him about it now and then, but I feel sorry for the guy. Clothes and gear shopping is hell on him.
 
2021-09-19 9:16:54 AM  
Could it be because of a large influx of short swarthy people?

Nah. That's crazy talk!
 
2021-09-19 9:48:57 AM  
I worked with a young Netherlander who, as were his brothers, were well over 6 tall. He and his family ascribed it to the residual growth hormones in the milk and beef that they consumed. Scientific basis? or just anecdotal?
 
zez
2021-09-19 10:01:34 AM  
Isn't the country sinking? Maybe the people are the same height but they are measuring from the old spot.
 
2021-09-19 10:30:08 AM  
Oh, C'MON FARKERS.... not one...ZERO, ZILCH, NADA Airplane reference??

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/You're welcome!
 
2021-09-19 10:40:15 AM  

Mock26: [silkeendress.com image 550x664]

She is tall enough.


Wow, who is this fine lady?
 
2021-09-19 10:47:46 AM  
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2021-09-19 11:37:11 AM  

Micosavo: Mock26: [silkeendress.com image 550x664]

She is tall enough.

Wow, who is this fine lady?


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doutz​e​n_Kroes
 
2021-09-19 12:02:18 PM  

Animatronik: Cafe Threads: Midgets in the woodpile?

*clicks article*

Oh, I see. Environmental changes caused by industry.

*sighs*

We.do not deserve this planet. I hope humans never get the chance to take over any others, our heads for the most part are NOT screwed on straight.

Not what this means, based on TFA.

The difference is only 1 cm, and mostly due to the population of immigrants from other places.

Also, it seems that no one is able to take errors into account, for any study, due to the need to report some kind of result - nobody is interested in reading about a statistically insignificant result, so every study reports a 'significant' result.


Exactly this, the new studies are taking into account immigrants who aren't of Dutch descent but simply born there. Therefore this study is now meaningless without distinguishing ethnic Dutch.
 
2021-09-19 12:17:05 PM  
Got milk?


The Twentieth Century started with a massive effort to see that children had a healthy diet of dairy products and meat and ended with food faddists destroying all the progress made.

All for the sake of Mammon, both ways. The war between capitalism and superstition continues.

BUT AT LEAST WE WILL ALL DIET GLUTEN-FREE!
 
2021-09-19 12:17:27 PM  

kdawg7736: I thought humans were growing. Who knows.


Sideways, sure
 
2021-09-19 12:20:00 PM  
Where there is Faith, there is a diet of lies.

Assume, skeptically, that anything some hawker is trying to ban is a vital necessity of human life, but be moderate in your skepticism and don't over do it in the opposite, contrarian direction.

No milk? A touch of what you fancy does you good.

No meat? They're just Bogarting the good stuff.

Tiny houses? Don't get me started on how this serves only the rich and the near-rich in their supersized mansions.

If it's Bourgeois, it is theft and fraud. They cheapen all they buy, and adulterate all they sell.
 
amb
2021-09-19 12:27:26 PM  

SR117Nighthawk: Oh, C'MON FARKERS.... not one...ZERO, ZILCH, NADA Airplane reference??

[Fark user image image 640x400]

/You're welcome!


There's a sale at Penney's!
 
2021-09-19 2:00:39 PM  

amb: SR117Nighthawk: Oh, C'MON FARKERS.... not one...ZERO, ZILCH, NADA Airplane reference??

[Fark user image image 640x400]

/You're welcome!

There's a sale at Penney's!



Fark user imageView Full Size


/I got'cha covered!
 
amb
2021-09-19 3:31:47 PM  

SR117Nighthawk: amb: SR117Nighthawk: Oh, C'MON FARKERS.... not one...ZERO, ZILCH, NADA Airplane reference??

[Fark user image image 640x400]

/You're welcome!

There's a sale at Penney's!


[Fark user image image 498x354]

/I got'cha covered!


You know, there was a time when even the slightest "Airplane!" reference would have ended up being a huge thread of everyone bringing in quotes and pics. Plus maybe even some boobies.

/sigh
//
///guess it's the wrong week to expect lots of "Airplane!" quotes.
 
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