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Somewhat to my surprise, Yks is almost the tallest woman in the world.
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Heh I'm only just below the Dutch average.
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Yeah, I know. If you see family photos, I'm the very very odd one out. Estonian women average around 165-170 cm, and I'm 154.
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Hmm...shows that 154 CM is approximately 60.6 inches which is 5'0" basically.

Yeah, you're not super tall. I just did some additional maths which shows me to be 213 CM and I believe Dai is several (probably a dozen) CM taller than me.
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Yeah, you're not super tall. I just did some additional maths which shows me to be 213 CM and I believe Dai is several (probably a dozen) CM taller than me.
213cm is tall for a professional baseball player. Your maths may be off... Dai is 200cm flat, iirc.
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213cm is tall for a professional baseball player. Your maths may be off... Dai is 200cm flat, iirc.
Let me reenter it...I'm pretty tired so I probably had a typo when I put it into the google Inches to CM.

Yup, I'm 188 CM, not 213. I accidentally typed my height in inches as 84, not 74 for some reason. I blame a lack of coffee.
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Did you perhaps mean basketball, sare? Or are baseball players famous for their heights too?
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Did you perhaps mean basketball, sare? Or are baseball players famous for their heights too?
They gotta be taller than the cheerleaders, which in the Netherlands (and Estonia) means they have to be very tall indeed. Do Americans have any other qualifications for baseball players apart from "taller than the cheerleaders"?
Now that I think about it, there aren't cheerleaders with basketball, so I don't know why those players have to be tall.
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They gotta be taller than the cheerleaders, which in the Netherlands (and Estonia) means they have to be very tall indeed. Do Americans have any other qualifications for baseball players apart from "taller than the cheerleaders"?
Now that I think about it, there aren't cheerleaders with basketball, so I don't know why those players have to be tall.
Yes there are. And now that I think about it I'm not sure if baseball has cheerleaders, but I would assume that every american sports team has cheerleaders. And to go on a tangent: why aren't there any male cheerleaders?
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That one seems to be simple, now: female sportspersons are not tall enough to properly tower over male cheerleaders.
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That one seems to be simple, now: female sportspersons are not tall enough to properly tower over male cheerleaders.
Why can't you just use short guys? They can't get on the teams so there should be enough.
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Yup, I'm 188 CM, not 213. I accidentally typed my height in inches as 84, not 74 for some reason. I blame a lack of coffee.
I'd overlooked this, for some reason. Could you explain to me how it is that lack of coffee makes you almost a foot shorter?
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That is a sensible and logical solution. Which, I'm sure, is precisely why no one had ever thought of it. At least, no one who was involved with sport at a high level; there are undoubtedly some smart people who do baseball or something as a hobby.
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Well... I haven't measured myself recently, there is a small chance that the pregnancy hormones have made me grow a bit. After all, my mom grew 2 extra cm while expecting me... And her eyes changed colour, they went from green to light brown. Which I didn't know until my own eyes started turning brown and I told her and she goes "oh, that's right, mine did that too with the first pregnancy". (I mean, everyone says your eyes don't change colour after childhood but I call bullshit. I was blue-gray until puberty, then turned green and now this...) now, my eyes are still mostly green, but maybe I still grew a little bit extra?
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I'm just plain short. 5'7". *sigh* It makes me an ideal size to be a pilot in the Air Force, but that won't do me any good. At least, not for the next 4 years.

I'll just be telling the pilots where to go.
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I'm just plain short. 5'7". *sigh* It makes me an ideal size to be a pilot in the Air Force, but that won't do me any good. At least, not for the next 4 years.

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You're over 5'6" so you're in the normal sized range. You're not plain short you're plain plain which good for your aspirations for flying planes which can't be done by the plain tall.
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Plain tall is definitely NOT good for flying planes, although a friend of mine, who is 6'9", has his private pilot's license, working towards his commercial.
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Aren't there G force issues with being overly tall? Not to mention just fitting into the cockpit itself.
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If you're very tall (compared to the diameter of Earth, say) then the force of gravity on your feet would be substantially different from that on your head. For most people this isn't an important issue, though.

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That is an important consideration, however. Once upon a time, somebody figured out that smaller aeroplanes are cheaper, and ever since bean-counters everywhere have been favouring miniature fighter pilots.
Which, probably, explains why they don't want pregnant pilots: they're liable to get too tall.
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Yes and yes. Typically, the taller you are, the worse your blood circulation is. Also, if you're too tall then your only options are either to fly without a canopy, or lose your legs below the knee if you have to eject. Depending on the plane, neither one is a very favourable option.
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