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Is it just me or are people getting taller?

  1. Jul 10, 2011 #1
    I am kinda tall at 6'1" but man I feel short these days. Most of my friends are over 6'2" and I would say I feel shorter than about 25 % of guys (srs). Are people getting taller?
     
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  3. Jul 11, 2011 #2
    According to the CDC the average American has grown an inch taller and 25 lbs heavier since the 1960s. In places like Japan there is a dramatic generation gap and in both cases the result is thought to be largely the result of simply having more to eat.
     
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