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Maciamo
Apr 30, 2004, 21:40
Just wondering what the forum population's average height is...

I am 1m90

kirei_na_me
Apr 30, 2004, 21:51
Well, I thought in centimeters I was 165, but that only comes out to 5'4" (a little over). I'm a little over 5'5", so I'm thinking I would be more like 168 cm. This foot/inch thing really irritates me! Why can't we be like the rest of the world and use the Metric system? :mad: Anyway...

dreamer
Apr 30, 2004, 22:08
I'm so short :(
1m65 only and I'm sure I'm not making mistake on conversion :bawling:

neko_girl22
Apr 30, 2004, 23:44
Dreamer you are not short!! I am 160cm!!!
In NZ I was very short, here in Japan I just fit in! :p

sayuri
Apr 30, 2004, 23:52
but nzueda i ththink dreamer is a boy (aren't you?)....as for me i'm 1.72m tall (5"7 i think)

playaa
Apr 30, 2004, 23:54
I am 5'11 so I am not sure of this in cm?

kirei_na_me
May 1, 2004, 00:05
My husband is 165 cm and he's shorter than me by about an inch, maybe a tad more than an inch. Sometimes, I wish I could wear my 3.5/4 inch heels and still be shorther than the person I'm with...

RockLee
May 1, 2004, 00:09
I'm 175cm :bluush:

playaa
May 1, 2004, 00:11
My husband is 165 cm and he's shorter than me by about an inch, maybe a tad more than an inch. Sometimes, I wish I could wear my 3.5/4 inch heels and still be shorther than the person I'm with...


Wear them, and let's go out! :relief: :balloon:

EscaFlowne
May 1, 2004, 02:37
6' beautiful 3
Go me...im tall :D

Dream Time
May 1, 2004, 03:39
7' 5 , 226 cm..............................and thats the height of Yao Ming



5' 8,about 173 cm,thats my height

akatonbo
May 1, 2004, 03:53
about 180.... :o

jeisan
May 1, 2004, 04:54
5'8" or 173cm

maciamo, i hope you dont mind, i added in the american equivilents to the poll. :bow:

dreamer
May 1, 2004, 04:58
but nzueda i ththink dreamer is a boy (aren't you?)....as for me i'm 1.72m tall (5"7 i think)
Actually yes I am ^^'
Lol everyone's so tall here ...

Golgo_13
May 1, 2004, 06:34
178 cm (5'10")

Lina Inverse
May 1, 2004, 07:36
I'm 1.78m :wave:
That would be 5'10" (1" = 2.54cm)

Golgo_13
May 1, 2004, 07:43
You're same height as me.

Sie sind ein grosse fraulein!

Uncle Frank
May 1, 2004, 07:45
Always was 5ft8in and at 50 started with the age &
spinal shrinking bit. Now at 54 , down to 5FT 7IN; if I live long enough, might make it to dwarfdom!

Frank
:blush:

Golgo_13
May 1, 2004, 07:48
By then, there might be a role for you as a Munchkin in the re-make of the "Wizard of Oz".

Maciamo
May 1, 2004, 12:56
This foot/inch thing really irritates me! Why can't we be like the rest of the world and use the Metric system? :mad: Anyway...

I thought Americans also used the metric system for sciences. :?

Anyhow, 1 foot = 30,48 cm and 1 inch = 2,54 cm. I think that the height in cm is more accurate than in inches. :p

jeisan
May 1, 2004, 12:56
You're same height as me.

Sie sind ein grosse fraulein!

lol golgo, lina ist ein er.

Golgo_13
May 1, 2004, 13:28
lol golgo, lina ist ein er.

Danke Jeisan,

Lina ist ein herr! LOL ! Ich bin so dumm !

Auf wiedertypen!

Mayura
May 1, 2004, 13:30
AAHH!!! I feel so short... T.T *hides in corner and cries* hmm... I don't seem to be growing... *cry cry*

Golgo_13
May 1, 2004, 13:35
Back in the 1970s, Randy Newman had a song called "Short People".

Click on song #9 at http://www.towerrecords.com/product.aspx?pfid=2555631

It was pretty funny, but also touching.

kirei_na_me
May 1, 2004, 20:24
I thought Americans also used the metric system for sciences. :?

Anyhow, 1 foot = 30,48 cm and 1 inch = 2,54 cm. I think that the height in cm is more accurate than in inches. :p

Yes, people in the medical field and other science fields use the metric system, but generally, it's not taught in our school systems. At least, it's not taught anywhere around here. Maybe they spend 10 minutes on it one year and that's all. I think it's a real handicap, because everybody else in the world uses it, and yes, I also feel it is more accurate.

jeisan
May 1, 2004, 20:48
nah, its still not taught in school. we learn what it is and why its better but thats about it. so most of the general public has no idea how high 171cm is, or their own weight in kg. though our cars have both mph and km/h on the speedometer.
i've been trying to learn metric units for awhile now. i can for the most part freely convert speed, distance, weight, height and temperature between the two. but most of it is still relative to me, as im not quite sure what the metric measurement is until its converted into american units.

Mayura
May 2, 2004, 00:29
how troublesome... well... I never learned bout inches etc... so I actually... don't really know how much they are? '-'

hmm.. song bout short people... *sighs* at least I'm not the only one in this world... ^^

Uncle Frank
May 2, 2004, 01:10
AAHH!!! I feel so short... T.T *hides in corner and cries* hmm... I don't seem to be growing... *cry cry*

I love a short woman!!

Frank

:blush:

Golgo_13
May 2, 2004, 18:59
We tried switching over to the metric system in the late 1970s but it just didn't work out.

Flashjeff
May 2, 2004, 19:39
Well, I'm 6-2, and I'm proud to be non-metric! :D

Golgo_13
May 2, 2004, 19:42
Well, I'm 6-2, and I'm proud to be non-metric! :D

You're still 188 cm.

:D

Gaki
May 2, 2004, 22:02
I'm 164 cm, I am chibi. :balloon:

RockLee
May 2, 2004, 22:08
I find it ODD...well that's the least to say....America's education standards aren't THAT great I suppose :souka:

kirei_na_me
May 2, 2004, 22:13
Heh...chibi has taken on a whole new meaning now... :blush:

Flashjeff
May 3, 2004, 00:01
Well, Rock, I've done pretty good so far, educationwise, so I can't complain!

Mayura
May 7, 2004, 16:02
hmm... chibi has a new meaning? '-' ???

mdchachi
May 7, 2004, 22:25
maciamo, i hope you dont mind, i added in the american equivilents to the poll.

They're not quite right. For example, 175 is closer to 5'8" than 5'9".

jeisan
May 7, 2004, 22:50
i rounded them, since i used 1 inch = 2.54cm to convert, 175cm = 68.9 inches, close enough to 5'9"

EscaFlowne
May 7, 2004, 23:20
Maciamo
Thomas
and Escaflowne!!!

:emblaugh:

Shinmeiryu
May 7, 2004, 23:23
I am 6'1"-6'2" which is about 185-188 cm.

topi
May 8, 2004, 00:05
Im 178cm yay :happy:

dreamer
May 8, 2004, 02:41
Dang -_- I'll just run around your feet till you fall eh :p
Be careful of the hobbit :D

EscaFlowne
May 8, 2004, 02:44
[Looks at the hairy footed hobbit]

Hobbits...
:souka:

dreamer
May 8, 2004, 02:46
lol actually being asian I'm not hairy at all :D

EscaFlowne
May 8, 2004, 02:48
:p

Lord.....
Hairless Hobbits...

Golgo_13
May 8, 2004, 03:22
hmm... chibi has a new meaning? '-' ???

It has always meant "runt", "little one" etc.

:bravo:

Mayura
May 8, 2004, 11:07
oh... I see... o.O

esca - hairless hobbits? a new species has been found... ^^"

actually, normally a chid would be taller then their parents, ne?

kirei_na_me
May 8, 2004, 11:13
hmm... chibi has a new meaning? '-' ???


It has always meant "runt", "little one" etc.



Yes, I have always known that 'chibi' meant that, and that it's not nice to refer to someone else as that. I just think Gaki is a good looking guy, therefore, 'chibi' must not mean 'runt', 'little one', but something else...

Um...you know what I mean? :? It was meant to be a kind of joke.

Golgo_13
May 8, 2004, 11:15
He might be a short good-looking guy . . . like Tom Cruise.

Mayura
May 8, 2004, 11:23
He might be a short good-looking guy . . . like Tom Cruise.


the sound of that sentence seems funny... ^^ but oh well... I'm so short!!! T.T

Golgo_13
May 8, 2004, 11:26
I think Tom is only about 5' 8"

m477
May 9, 2004, 01:23
Why can't we be like the rest of the world and use the Metric system? :mad: Anyway...Yeah... except there's a certain ring to saying "I'm six feet tall."

Dream Time
May 9, 2004, 01:32
I think Tom is only about 5' 8"

he is around 5'6", 5'7"
like under 170cm.

dreamer
May 9, 2004, 02:18
lol I heard he wears high heels :D
Maybe I should do the same thing than him :p

Mayura
May 9, 2004, 16:40
*imagines dreamy wearing high heals* anyway, that's what I do when I go out with my sis... ^^ (she's taller then me! T.T)

dreamer
May 9, 2004, 20:44
Lol well actually I dun really mind my size ^^
It matters only when I'm in crowded places :-)

Rukasu
May 10, 2004, 05:03
I'm pretty long for my age (192 cm).
And I'm still growing.
Friday I will become 16 years old.

suzu
May 10, 2004, 07:17
I'm short, 5"1 1/2 ^-^ I lurv being short

Golgo_13
May 11, 2004, 03:35
I'm pretty long for my age (192 cm).
And I'm still growing.
Friday I will become 16 years old.

Holy schidt! 192cm !?!? That's about 76" !!!!!

THAT'S PRETTY DAMN LONG !!!!!!! :D :D :D :D


or did ya mean tall?

dreamer
May 11, 2004, 04:53
Errr...sorry but what's the difference?
Lol I kno my english's kinda bad but aren't both related to his size?

Golgo_13
May 11, 2004, 05:11
Size, yes. But when a guy says "I'm long !", he means his male organ.

kirei_na_me
May 11, 2004, 05:25
'Long'(when not referring to organs) is usually used when you're talking about babies, before they are able to walk. Then later, when kids begin to walk and get older, then starts the however many feet/cm 'tall'. At least, that's what I've observed...

Dream Time
May 11, 2004, 05:46
Holy schidt! 192cm !?!? That's about 76" !!!!!

THAT'S PRETTY DAMN LONG !!!!!!! :D :D :D :D



it will be very hard to have sex if you have a sex pistol of 192 cm long,
and it could break :D

Golgo_13
May 11, 2004, 05:50
it will be very hard to have sex if you have a sex pistol of 192 cm long,
and it could break :D

And that's 192cm when he FOLDS it in HALF !!!! :D :sorry: :sorry:

kirei_na_me
May 11, 2004, 05:51
All I can say is 'ouch'...

Golgo_13
May 11, 2004, 05:51
'Long'(when not referring to organs) is usually used when you're talking about babies, before they are able to walk. Then later, when kids begin to walk and get older, then starts the however many feet/cm 'tall'. At least, that's what I've observed...

Correct.

Like the guy who had a baby-sized penis . . . 14" and 8 lbs. :D

Dream Time
May 11, 2004, 05:56
And that's 192cm when he FOLDS it in HALF !!!! :D :sorry: :sorry:

how can he walk on streets with the thing that long??? :p

Golgo_13
May 11, 2004, 05:59
He rides a stretch limo!

dreamer
May 11, 2004, 06:05
Lol I see ^^'
Sorry for my ignorance...lol indeed it must hurt lol

Golgo_13
May 11, 2004, 06:23
Lol I see ^^'
Sorry for my ignorance...lol indeed it must hurt lol

We haven't even discussed his thickness yet !!

If he's very thin, he could conceivably keep it all coiled up in his trousers and still be quite comfy. :D

jeisan
May 11, 2004, 06:31
ok enough of that, back on topic guys.

silver angel
May 11, 2004, 06:43
I'm 5''3!!!!
short, sweet and to the point. ;-)
Hence the 'hug monkey' nickname....short and cuddly...:3

Golgo_13
May 11, 2004, 06:56
It depends. If you're a guy trying to make the basketball team, you might be short.

But if you're an average gal, 5'3" doesn't sound too short

dreamer
May 11, 2004, 16:31
Well...40% of girls are higher than me here and I don't even want to talk about last time when I went to Germany :(

Mayura
May 11, 2004, 18:25
dreamy nii-chan's short!! ^^ j/k j/k

hmm... i dunno whether I should tell you guys how short I am... T-T;

Ten'shi-no-Shippuu
May 11, 2004, 18:37
Dreamer ......In Switzerland , almost everyone is tall....

dreamer
May 11, 2004, 18:38
lol well I don't think it'll hurt you since you prolly won't meet anyone irl :D

Mayura
May 11, 2004, 19:02
hmm... true... ^^

I'm about.... 158cm? I dunno haven't massured since a year or so... but I don't seem to grow very much, so... *shrugs* so short... T.T

dreamer
May 11, 2004, 19:36
lol Well I'm not much taller than you XD

Mayura
May 11, 2004, 19:40
how tall are you again?

dreamer
May 11, 2004, 19:41
I'm 1.65m and don't seem to be growing anymore for 3 years^^'

Mayura
May 11, 2004, 19:45
hmm... hey, that's about the high I wanna grow to... lol ^^

dreamer
May 11, 2004, 19:45
lol I'd like 10-15 more cms :p

Mayura
May 11, 2004, 19:52
*cheers* ganbatte, nii-chan... ^^

Dream Time
May 11, 2004, 20:20
It depends. If you're a guy trying to make the basketball team, you might be short.

But if you're an average gal, 5'3" doesn't sound too short

5'3" guy to make Canadian high school basketball team should not be a very big problem,I have seen some


a few guys in the NBA

Muggsy Bogues, 5'3"
Earl Boykins, 5'5" and he is damn good
plus Spud Webb,who is 5'7" , he was the Slam Dunk champ in 1986

Mayura
May 12, 2004, 15:45
hmmm... so they can jump high, right?

Dream Time
May 14, 2004, 03:20
hmmm... so they can jump high, right?



Muggsy Bogues and Earl Boykins can't dunk
but they are quick,especially Boykins

Spud Webb,who is 5'7",was a Slam Dunk champion
most people who stands at 5'7" can't dunk,some can't even touch the rim
he defeated all those other guys who are 6 foot something to get the champion
so go figure...

the fact is that,the shorter you are,the more skills are required for you to make into the NBA.

Flashjeff
May 14, 2004, 04:37
I beg to differ. I have seen Bogues and Boykins dunk in the NBA, Hell, I've seen women dunk in college and the WNBA! So it's not impossible!
:-)

Dream Time
May 14, 2004, 08:54
I beg to differ. I have seen Bogues and Boykins dunk in the NBA, Hell, I've seen women dunk in college and the WNBA! So it's not impossible!
:-)

Bogues and Boykins dunk???
you are kidding...right?.....

yup, Lisa Leslie dunked in WNBA,she is the first to dunk in a WNBA game
Candice Parker,Michelle Snow,Charlotte Smith dunked in college
actually only a few women dunked in WNBA and college
but they are above 6 foot 3 so they are supposed to be able to dunk in practice,but in actual games thats another thing.

the difference of height

Earl Boykins 5'5
Yao Ming 7'4


http://www.nba.com/media/warriors/mar2_earl_yao.jpg

Golgo_13
May 14, 2004, 10:37
That photo is way distorted.

Yuta Tabuse, a player from Japan who did not make it in the NBA, is about 5'7". If he were taller (about 6' ) he might've had a better shot.

He's playing now for the Long Beach Jam.

Mayura
May 14, 2004, 16:10
hmm... they seem so different sized.. ^^;;

Flashjeff
May 14, 2004, 17:09
It's the truth! I've seen both do it. And who's to say that pic is distorted? Given the size differential, I'd say that looks about right.
:p

Dream Time
May 15, 2004, 02:37
That photo is way distorted.

Yuta Tabuse, a player from Japan who did not make it in the NBA, is about 5'7". If he were taller (about 6' ) he might've had a better shot.

He's playing now for the Long Beach Jam.


yes,the shorter a player is,the more skills required for him to make into the NBA,
there are not many 7 footers,so guys who are above 7' have higher chance

there are many people who are around 5'6 to 6' on the streets
you have to be better than all those people,and be good enough to beat guys who are above 6'
for those who are under 6' ,or even around 5'5" and have a starting spot in the NBA
they are really really good ballers


Yuta Tabuse tried out for the Mavericks,assistant coach Donnie Nelson quite liked him but didn't select him,then he tried out for the Nuggets but was cut too,I guess that because they already had Earl Boykins

Golgo_13
May 15, 2004, 04:05
Yuta Tabuse tried out for the Mavericks,assistant coach Donnie Nelson quite liked him but didn't select him,then he tried out for the Nuggets but was cut too,I guess that because they already had Earl Boykins

But we still have Ichiro! He's only about 5'9" and 170 lbs. but a great athlete role model for Oriental kids. I wish there were players like him when I was growing up. Bruce Lee appeared on the scene when I was 11 but he was in the movies and not as a real competitive fighter. He was 5'7" and 150 lbs.

That's why I like Kazushi Sakuraba so much. He looks like a friendly, nice, skinny Japanese guy but has fought and beaten four Gracie Brazilian Jujutsu fighters in real competition.

Mayura
May 24, 2004, 18:46
hehe... are those what you call... *thinks* childhood heroes? :?

Onigiri Chan
Jun 3, 2004, 04:35
I'm almost 5'8"
I guess that's somewhere around 1m73cm???

Golgo_13
Jun 3, 2004, 04:37
Hey Onigiri, what do you have inside you? :D :p :cool:

Umeboshi? Sake? Okaka?

Onigiri Chan
Jun 3, 2004, 04:45
Hahah! :D
We'll keep it simple and say umeboshi :cool:
*lovles pickled ume*

Golgo_13
Jun 3, 2004, 04:51
Good choice. Are you wearing seaweed today?

When I was a kid, I remember chewing on Umeboshi-flavored gum in Japan

One of my Chi Kung students now lives in Medford, OR.

I've been to Ashland--a nice town--and Eugene.

I like Oregon a lot.

Onigiri Chan
Jun 3, 2004, 05:08
HAH! I decided to be daring and went without seaweed today.

Umeboshi flavored gum? That sounds very interesting. :souka:

I live in Medford, Oregon myself. Ashland is a very beautiful place - I was there just a couple of days ago. It's great during the summer.
Oregon's really a nice place to live, I just can't find a lot of the things here that I might in bigger cities. (which there are few of here)
And Portland's just too far away to visit often.
I long to visit Powels (or whatever the bookstore's called). I've never had the chance when I was actually in the area. :okashii:

Golgo_13
Jun 3, 2004, 05:29
In college I dated a gal who was from Ashland, so I've been to that town twice.

Does Lythia Park still have that springwater?

My former student in Medford, who is also a few grades away from a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, loves Japan, studies Japanese on his own, and hopes to go there one day to study real Japanese Karate.

Onigiri Chan
Jun 3, 2004, 08:07
How exciting! I wish your former student good luck.
And as far as I know, Lythia park still has its spring water ^.^
It's great to walk around there - totemo kireina desu.

Bounty Hunter
Jun 12, 2004, 09:09
My height is 6ft 2ins

Flashjeff
Jun 12, 2004, 17:26
Cool! A fellow tall guy! I'm also 6-2! Welcome to the club! :D

Dream Time
Jun 12, 2004, 18:25
173cm
honestly I hate this height for these reasons:

1.height is important for playing basketball,especially if you wanna get into some leagues,unless you are so good like Earl Boykins,Muggsy Bogues,Spud Webb

2.can't play the position that I wanted,since when I started playing basketball I wanted to play Power Forward,but now due to my height I play Guards when playing with bigger guys [6 ft +]

3.common to see white girls taller than me

well it is genetic..since my parents are short...gotta live with it~

Hachiko
Jun 12, 2004, 18:56
Does anyone have any growth hormone pills they wanna sell online? I bet they're much safer than that blasted Viagra fo sho!

Ghost
Jun 12, 2004, 19:05
5'9"....im tall compared to my family.

lineartube
Jun 12, 2004, 22:13
1,92.

Line most heard:

"So, you play Basketball?"

"No. I'm into Irish tap dancing." :D

:(

kirei_na_me
Jun 12, 2004, 22:21
3.common to see white girls taller than me

I'm not! :p

And all these tall guys...*swoon*

Buddha Smoker
Jun 12, 2004, 22:40
I'm 171 cm. Perfect height for Japan I think. I love being short according to American standards but I still fit right in...here in Japan. :D

Ewok85
Jun 13, 2004, 13:17
Lol, im about that, I think i make 170 if i streeeetch just enough. Nothing funnier than seeing some 6' gaijin walking around bumping his head on the rediculously low ceilings they have in some parts of stations.

Kikyou
Jun 26, 2004, 02:46
I'm exactly 5 feet. Sooooo short. I bet I'm the shortest person on this board!
*sulks* oof. It doesn't seem like I'm gonna grow anymore. *jumps up and down* Grow me!

Kintaro
Jun 26, 2004, 03:01
And so far, both Shortest and tallest are taken by Canadians, if people voted as they posted, Kikyo at 1.52 and myself at 2.01

Diversity is all that counts :P

(Then again a trip to Japan could be virtual suicide for me...)

Wren
Jun 26, 2004, 03:15
Looks like I am in a major minority here. I am just 5'0" tall.

Golgo_13
Jun 26, 2004, 05:13
1,92.

Line most heard:

"So, you play Basketball?"

"No. I'm into Irish tap dancing." :D

:(

How about Irish rap?

silver_ash86
Jul 1, 2004, 00:56
woo hoo i'm the shortest!! 1.44m!!

TimF
Jul 9, 2004, 02:19
My current height is now 6'6".

Arch
Jul 9, 2004, 05:54
Im 5,8, but only 16 nearly 17 so a few years to go yet.

TakaraNeko
Jul 12, 2004, 12:03
I'm only 5'6"....and I doubt that I'll get any taller in this lifetime.

Dream Time
Jul 12, 2004, 16:52
I'm only 5'6"....and I doubt that I'll get any taller in this lifetime.


5'6" is good for a female already

Foxtrot Uniform
Jul 12, 2004, 20:35
5'11" or 180 cm -- still growing so a few more centimeters and I start bumping my head on the top of the entrance to the trains...

sweet
Jul 12, 2004, 20:56
5'11" or 180 cm -- still growing so a few more centimeters and I start bumping my head on the top of the entrance to the trains...

:( poor guy

but sometimes it is nice u would be very very tall :bravo:

i am very short
1m60 to 1m64 (5'3" to 5'4") :relief:




thanks

vinsento
Jul 13, 2004, 06:17
5'10 - 5'11 ... depends on how straight I stand.

*slouches back to computer*

Dan B
Jul 13, 2004, 07:07
A couple of things. While I don't doubt that the listed difference in height is accurate, the picture capitalizes on an optical illusion which makes the already significant height difference seem even more dramatic. Here, look again:



Earl Boykins 5'5
Yao Ming 7'4
http://www.nba.com/media/warriors/mar2_earl_yao.jpg

Note Ming's feet, which appear to be "lower" than Boykins's. He's clearly standing in the foreground, perhaps several meters from Boykins. To get a better idea of how they would look standing next to each other, visualize twice the vertical difference between the base of Ming's and Boykins's respective feet. Now subtract that from Ming's height.

(Ming will still be considerably taller than Boykins, of course! But thinking about it like this might help overcome the exaggerated impression we're given from the picture.)

Also, with regards to the use of the metric system (SI) in US schools, the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) has long recommended that all state and county math curricula place an emphasis on teaching SI alongside the English Standard (ES) system in the early grades (see a very broad overview of the suggested standards here (http://standards.nctm.org/document/appendix/meas.htm)).

But, given that the US still uses ES for many business applications (e.g. liquid volume of beverages, although SI units are also listed), in much of the media and sports (e.g. "10-yard line"), and in day-to-day practice (e.g. I'm 5' 10" tall), I don't think that much more than the basic structure of IS sticks in kids' minds, at best.

However SI is used extensively in many high school and college courses (at least in the sciences and mathematics), though we often continue to use ES in those courses, as well. For example, although I mostly used SI, I once had to answer a question in Differential Equations about "mass" using ES. I didn't even know what the units were for measuring mass in ES! I had to look it up (it's "slugs," by the way).

I agree that it would be much simpler to do away with ES and exclusively use SI. But that seems to be taking us a very long time... :okashii:

Regards,

Dan

Foxtrot Uniform
Jul 13, 2004, 20:13
However SI is used extensively in many high school and college courses (at least in the sciences and mathematics), though we often continue to use ES in those courses, as well. For example, although I mostly used SI, I once had to answer a question in Differential Equations about "mass" using ES. I didn't even know what the units were for measuring mass in ES! I had to look it up (it's "slugs," by the way).

I agree that it would be much simpler to do away with ES and exclusively use SI. But that seems to be taking us a very long time... :okashii:


I agree completely, the metric system is much easier to use and you can use common sense to figure stuff out because its based on tens, like kilometer -- kilo=1000 so 1000 meters which is much easier than memorizing that there are 5280 feet in a mile. Its too bad the change is taking such a logn time...



:( poor guy

Haha, thanks

King of Tokyo
Jul 16, 2004, 06:39
I'm either 5'11 or 6'0 even.. I'm not sure.. but you get the idea.. lol

Winter
Jul 16, 2004, 06:44
*tries to think if I've responded to this thread, without looking back through the pages due to extreme sloth* Hrmm....

Oh well.

I'm 5'3.

MeiWAkU
Jul 16, 2004, 10:26
i am 5'9"...is that short? :relief:

Uncle Frank
Jul 16, 2004, 10:28
*tries to think if I've responded to this thread, without looking back through the pages due to extreme sloth* Hrmm....

Oh well.

I'm 5'3.

You post like you're 7 feet tall and ready to take on all comers!!

Frank

:blush:

Mike Cash
Jul 19, 2004, 13:29
I'm 189.5, so I can't choose one of the options.

Glenn
Jul 19, 2004, 17:18
i am 5'9"...is that short? :relief:

I'd say that's about average. By the way, I'm 5'9" as well. :-)

necrozombie
Jul 28, 2004, 23:45
i'm 4'10 :(

...i know thats short...

..i'm at boob-level with all my friends...

..it's sad..

Sinspawne
Jul 29, 2004, 01:23
I'm 185cm. almost all people i know are taller than me.. :bluush:

TimF
Jul 29, 2004, 02:21
I hate being 6'6" i am always hitting my head on things!

:mad: :mad: :mad:

DragonChan
Jul 29, 2004, 05:04
TimF - haha, that sucks.

I think I'm about 5'7" or maybe 5'8". All I know is I'm taller than most of the girls, and shorter than most of the guys ^^;;

nuovo
Jul 29, 2004, 21:39
Do you know that we are taller when we get up in the morning?

Sinspawne
Jul 30, 2004, 00:12
really? :?
is it because we lie down and distribute the weight equally all over the body, instead of down the spine and legs?

sgt. Pepper
Jul 30, 2004, 00:29
I'm short, 1,69. :( But hopefully i will grow to become 1,72-1,80

necrozombie
Jul 30, 2004, 04:59
I'm short, 1,69. :( But hopefully i will grow to become 1,72-1,80

omfg!

that's not short!

u see how ******* short I AM?!

..lol..

i WISH i was 5'3 or even 5'0

..anything but this..

X)

sgt. Pepper
Jul 30, 2004, 09:00
Well, most people are taller than me so...

nuovo
Jul 30, 2004, 12:37
really? :?
is it because we lie down and distribute the weight equally all over the body, instead of down the spine and legs?

We are taller in the morning because the disks of our spine rest during the night. For various reasons, astronauts are taller up to 2 inches in space (search Google...).

Earlier Frank D. White said he was getting smaller with age. He should stretch his spine. It works, and eliminates all back problems! http://www.geocities.com/ambkk/HangUps.html

necrozombie
Jul 31, 2004, 02:43
...I'M GOING TO OUTER SPACE!!!

*will do anything to be taller*

X)

blessed
Jul 31, 2004, 10:25
damn man, as usual I stand a head taller than pretty much all of you.
AAAHH, goddamn genes, if only I could cut off 6 inches off my head
(6'4 or 194 is a bit much for me).

damn, and I heard Japanese people are usually really short, and I don't want to look like an out of place Gaijin if you know what I mean. :(

necrozombie
Aug 2, 2004, 16:30
wow...

*stares up @ blessed*

damn...

thats... tall...

X)

...ur a foot and a half taller than me!! :lol:

that's hysterical..

im soo *fooking* short..

akime
Aug 18, 2004, 06:56
well im the shortest in here im 1m 55cm well im only 14

Apollo
Aug 18, 2004, 07:19
I am petite also. I am 163 cm. Well, I am used to it!

TwistedMac
Aug 18, 2004, 07:46
i'm just long enough to reach the ground.. 185cm... perfect.. when god created me he said unto the world "I have made perfection heightwise. all gaze upon perfection and know that this is perfection. henceforth this height shall be known as 'just right', hear and obey!"

I love short girls though.. *wink wink* *nudge nudge*

akime
Aug 18, 2004, 09:19
Bogues and Boykins dunk???
you are kidding...right?.....

yup, Lisa Leslie dunked in WNBA,she is the first to dunk in a WNBA game
Candice Parker,Michelle Snow,Charlotte Smith dunked in college
actually only a few women dunked in WNBA and college
but they are above 6 foot 3 so they are supposed to be able to dunk in practice,but in actual games thats another thing.

the difference of height

Earl Boykins 5'5
Yao Ming 7'4


http://www.nba.com/media/warriors/mar2_earl_yao.jpg

i thought yao ming was 7'11"
i thought thats wat i saw when i was playin' NBA streets


I'm 171 cm. Perfect height for Japan I think. I love being short according to American standards but I still fit right in...here in Japan. :D

wat are you talking about thats not short
well i guess to me

Sinspawne
Aug 18, 2004, 14:06
I'm 185cm. almost all people i know are taller than me.. :bluush:

I'm 177cm not 185....

jovial_jon
Aug 18, 2004, 16:41
I don't know exactly but I took a rough guess at 5'9'', but it might be 5'10''. It was funny at school 'cos I was the shortest for my age up until I was about 15y.o. Then I got bored of being short I guess. :D I was still called 'Little Jon' even though I was taller than a lot of 'em. :p

60Yen
Aug 18, 2004, 21:34
Lol, I'm a midget too :( 177 cm I'm the shortest of my class. Damn those Dutch!

Foxtrot Uniform
Aug 18, 2004, 21:41
Lol, I'm a midget too :( 177 cm I'm the shortest of my class. Damn those Dutch!

The dutch seem to be unusually tall (compared to me of course - 180cm). I have a dutch friend and hes like 190cm something and hes the same age as I am. Very scary.

60Yen
Aug 19, 2004, 00:41
Indeed, my cousin is the same age as me, 16, and he's allready over 194 cm.

Apollo
Aug 20, 2004, 17:14
Yes, I have also noticed that Dutch and Scandinavians are tall...

Legato
Aug 21, 2004, 04:45
I guess I can raise the average size a little, I'm 2.03m or 6'8 and no! I don't play basketball (anymore).

sokouou
Aug 21, 2004, 05:34
I am 1m89 .Which I have always thought to be average til I looked at the results of this poll.

Satori
Aug 22, 2004, 01:52
I'm 5'4" if that's important to anyone. :happy:

cicatriz esp
Aug 22, 2004, 13:08
I am 5'9" (175.2 cm), which is around average for an American male. The average American male is just under 5'10", average female is 5'4". I know the European average is higher.

Onigiri Chan
Aug 22, 2004, 15:12
really? the average american female is 5'4"?
I'm a behemoth in that case...
At 5'8"

WyteAnjal
Aug 24, 2004, 04:42
I am a short person 5'3

jieshi
Nov 19, 2004, 09:58
i am tall (especially for my age) 6"2

Camui
Nov 19, 2004, 10:34
I'm around 5'3" or 5'4"...I feel really short compared to my friends in school, but I do see a lot of ppl that are older, but shorter..and that comforts me XDD..I don't mind the shortness...I'd just rather be taller..I usually end up wearing tall shoes bcuz of it..lol ^^

sgt. Pepper
Nov 20, 2004, 23:09
I hate being just 170cm! Everyone in Sweden is taller than me. :(

Mimmy_08
Nov 20, 2004, 23:11
Im 5'7" tall./ :wave:

tha_rippa1be
Nov 20, 2004, 23:51
Lol, I'm a midget too :( 177 cm I'm the shortest of my class. Damn those Dutch!

in belgie ligt het precies anders :(
ik ben 1m70
ik zou liever 1m80(+) zijn

it seems to be different in belgium :( i'm 1m70 - 5'7"
i'd rather want to be 1m80 or taller.

although i have some tall friends.
actually, now that i come to think of it i'm 1-2 years older than them and they're all taller then me :? :(

BamaFan2989
Nov 21, 2004, 01:15
I am about 5'11" or 5'12"

Camui
Nov 21, 2004, 11:00
I really am short!! OO...oh well...hopefully I'll still grow a little more...

StarCrap
Nov 22, 2004, 11:23
Im 5'7" tall./ :wave:


Really your 5'7?? Well, I'm 5'4.

michi
Nov 22, 2004, 11:40
my height is 5'5"

Fantt
Nov 24, 2004, 00:21
On stilts I'm 7'8"

RockLee
Nov 24, 2004, 00:32
On stilts I'm 7'8" hehehe...funny guy
:-) ...well is 5'10"-ish average? I think it is right :?

Fantt
Nov 24, 2004, 00:38
For American men, 5'10" is about average...

spellekubus
Nov 24, 2004, 00:47
I am 1.77n,but I will grow more I am only 15 :P

Anyuni_Nakashima
Nov 24, 2004, 05:50
yeah~5'3 woot woot...I'm 5'7 in heels.

Fantt
Nov 24, 2004, 05:58
Dang, those are some awesome heels!

RockLee
Nov 28, 2004, 09:57
yeah~5'3 woot woot...I'm 5'7 in heels.ohh...You have a cute height!!! :cute: lub it :bluush:

MWThomas
Nov 30, 2004, 17:14
Without shoes or socks I'm an even 6'2" and I'm just about taller than anyone else I know.

SkippyDaStudent85
Nov 30, 2004, 17:46
5'6" and proud of it!

Japanimaniac
Dec 1, 2004, 09:45
5' 7" or 5' 8". Somewhere around there.

mizerable_d
Dec 1, 2004, 09:49
5'3, but usually 5'5 or something since i wear heels or platforms

Japanimaniac
Dec 1, 2004, 09:52
Well, if you wanna get technical, 5' 9" or 5' 10" if I'm wearing my super cool boots :-)

babar-san
Dec 2, 2004, 06:16
hmm, last time i measured i was 6'6" :)

suzu
Dec 2, 2004, 06:57
at 5'1" I feel so short XD thats why I lub platforms

mizerable_d
Dec 3, 2004, 07:57
platfroms are hot

suzu
Dec 3, 2004, 09:23
you bet they are!

miu
Dec 16, 2004, 23:01
160cm - not too tall and not too short but finding pants that are the right lenght is still an impossibility :P

El Fisto Grande
Dec 20, 2004, 16:26
Suzu short girls are cute. It's a trigger mechanism for tall guys I guess. There's something cute about a short girl because there's a sort of vision of her wearing a skirt and grilling a burger. Mmmmm burger. Sayeth the Homer

Camui
Dec 23, 2004, 23:25
I'm still 5'3" or 5'4", but look around 5'5" because of my platforms..either way I feel short cuz a lot of ppl at my school are tall..I wish I was atleast a litle bit taller like 5'6" or something...

Faustianideals
Dec 24, 2004, 20:07
I am 1m89, lawls.

JustJosh
Jan 26, 2005, 13:29
I just scrape 6' now.

jieshi
Jan 31, 2005, 06:09
i think i have already said but I am 6'2

Mycernius
Feb 17, 2005, 01:36
I'm 6' (184cm), about average amongst my friends. On the metric and imperial system, we use both in the UK for height, weight, and distances are still measured in miles on road signs.
Don't make fun of short people. They can give you such a smack round the knees.. :p

alexriversan
Apr 11, 2005, 01:27
in black clothing/nike clothing i look normal...
otherwise like a corncrow- but it does not matter, i like halloween.

Sensuikan San
Apr 12, 2005, 12:08
I'm just about 1.800 - the heel of a cowboy boot under six-feet!

My wife is .... (just...) 1.500 - 4'-11" - we look quite ridiculous together ... !

(It wasn't so bad in the 'sixties - she used to wear incredible stilleto heels that almost brought her up to my chin .... !)

Those were the days !

Regards,

͂

phantasmagoria
Apr 12, 2005, 20:45
Well, if you wanna get technical, 5' 9" or 5' 10" if I'm wearing my super cool boots :-)

Are they New Rocks? *drool* Sorry, whenever super cool boots are mentioned, I think *NEW ROCKS!*

*obsessed*

I'm 5"3, or 160cm if you like

eastsidefunksta
Apr 21, 2005, 17:51
not tall enough :(

ToySoldier
Apr 22, 2005, 06:18
I think I'm 158-159cm. Short...

geist_seig
Apr 23, 2005, 23:01
some where around 6 footish give or take a few iches..X_X;

Japanimaniac
Apr 24, 2005, 03:29
Are they New Rocks? *drool* Sorry, whenever super cool boots are mentioned, I think *NEW ROCKS!*

*obsessed*

I'm 5"3, or 160cm if you like


Hehe, na, they're Anarchic. I believe their full name is Anarchic 3 Buckle Black Leather Mid Boots. But I just call them "mah boots". ^.^"

And whenever the picture of them taken by my phone actually makes it to my e-mail, I'll post it here...because yes, I really was that bored.

Dutch Baka
Apr 24, 2005, 04:54
wow most people have my size 170-174 .... in my country im pretty small , dutch people are as i know one of the tallest in the world,, MOST TALL WOMAN... please give me a chair to kiss you... ( i needed to say almost 1 time :blush: )

Martialartsnovice
Apr 24, 2005, 13:03
Hey I guess Im a small giant here then, Im 6'4" and I have a close friend whos only around 4'5". I think a strong gust of wind would take her away. Oh and for the record, never doubtr the abilities of the vertically challenged. They can leave a last mark on a shin bone.

stalky
Apr 25, 2005, 03:00
i'm only 5'8 - i always wished to be at least 6'0 , because almost all my female friends are more than 5'12 and i'm the shortest girl in group :(

Mycernius
Apr 25, 2005, 03:06
i'm only 5'8 - i always wished to be at least 6'0 , because almost all my female friends are more than 5'12 and i'm the shortest girl in group :(
Wow, you know some very tall girls.

stalky
Apr 25, 2005, 09:00
they're not so tall - think that 5'12 - 6'2 its quite normal height (maybe not average - its 5'6 or 5'7, but still ok) for girl
i think i'll have new tall friend - my mates sis is 13 years old and she's taller than me :p and still growing....

keanureave2002
Apr 26, 2005, 02:18
Anyone know... i am a man.. 165 cm..Asian.. anyone know...What aged will a man's body stop growing up?...

stalky
Apr 26, 2005, 03:13
18, if you're lucky 20

geist_seig
Apr 26, 2005, 06:55
i'm only 5'8 - i always wished to be at least 6'0 , because almost all my female friends are more than 5'12 and i'm the shortest girl in group :(
he he, ~poke~ I'm taller ..o.o;

stalky
Apr 27, 2005, 04:23
are you making laugh of me and my height ? :-)
besides i don't care if you're taller :p i can still grow (i'm dreaming..... :-) )

Japanimaniac
Apr 27, 2005, 13:35
Not that anybody really cares (except maybe Phantasmagoria, but I doubt it, hehe), here's the picture of the boots that I promised. These babies rasie me from 5' 6" (yeah, after measurement, I realized I'm slightly shorter than I thought) to 5' 7 1/2". Like I said, I was bored. ^.^"

Note: The flash made the buckles look gold, but they're silver. Promise!

geist_seig
Apr 27, 2005, 23:23
are you making laugh of me and my height ? :-)
besides i don't care if you're taller :p i can still grow (i'm dreaming..... :-) )
whats wrong with dreaming?

stalky
Apr 27, 2005, 23:46
well nothing is wrong, but some dreams will never come true


japanimaniac - i really like your shoes :-) where did you get them?

Japanimaniac
Apr 28, 2005, 00:20
japanimaniac - i really like your shoes :-) where did you get them?

Thanks! I got them from Hot Topic, of course. :-) It's the only place around me that sells stuff like that.

Pachipro
Apr 28, 2005, 02:03
Just your average "joe". Seems like the majority are around my height.

nanda
Apr 30, 2005, 05:03
i'm 5'2" .. and i'm 20 >,<
i can't grow anymore T,T

White Comet
Aug 26, 2005, 18:12
184 cm...I think that makes me 6'0"...

Tsuyoiko
Aug 26, 2005, 18:31
I am a boringly average 5'5".

cicatriz esp
Aug 27, 2005, 15:49
Men keep growing until roughly the age of 24. I grew when i was 22.

nice gaijin
Aug 27, 2005, 17:58
I'm about 6' if i stand up straight, but according to cicatriz I might have a couple more years to get even taller o_o

Dutch Baka
Aug 27, 2005, 18:15
in my country i am a pretty small... if you think that the avarage of of my country is one of * the* longest in the world


Dutch, Worldfs Tallest People, Just Keep Growing
Reuters, Toronto Star, Jul. 23

The Dutch, already the tallest people on the planet, are still growing. Data collected over the last seven years showed increasing demand for larger clothing sizes in the Netherlands, where the average man is about 185 centimetres (6-foot-1) tall. The Dutch are nearly 10 centimetres taller on average than the British and Americans, and almost 15 centimetres taller than they were four decades ago.

Other studies also rank the Dutch as the tallest people on the planet\and suggest they could grow another 10 entimetres in the next few decades.

Researchers put it down to affluence, a diet rich in dairy products, and good hygiene and health care. But junk food may be limiting the health advantages that wealth has brought. Nearly half of the population is overweight.

Read the rest of this story here (http://www.amren.com/mtnews/archives/2004/07/dutch_worldas_t.php#) .

so yeah when you see the avarage dutch is around 185 cm, and i am just 171... i am pretty small... sometimes it is funny, but i got many jokes about it.. but yeah when i say my wife is even smaller then me they laugh..

so thats a reason i feel good in Japan, i am around avarage!!! :wave:

rose_of_eternity
Aug 29, 2005, 11:08
I'm 5 foot 7, I wish I was either taller or shorter, I hate being like in the middle =/ average=/=good

Kuro_Tsubasa69
Aug 31, 2005, 20:14
I'm 5 feet 5 inches....which in my family is short. (We're Swedes.) ;_; Other than my Nanny, I am the shortest one in the family. ;_; (My Nanny also happens to be Irish...even though she won't admit it...>_>;)

Anchyyy
Oct 31, 2005, 17:33
I am pretty small i guess. Only 164 cm (5'4) :souka:

Kinsao
Oct 31, 2005, 18:33
I'm even shorter than Anchyyy - 160 cm (5' 3'' or thereabouts). It's got its advantages!

Anchyyy
Oct 31, 2005, 21:04
But on your pictures you look taller :souka:

Kinsao
Oct 31, 2005, 21:16
:? The only pics I posted where you can see my height at all, were the ones of my guitar.

Anchyyy
Oct 31, 2005, 21:36
I thought of that ones. :p

shadowcatcher
Nov 1, 2005, 22:28
I'm 5' 7". My father was 6' my mother is 5'. I got the middle. I would love to be a couple inches taller. I'm the shortest male in the family.

ShayLee
Nov 2, 2005, 01:12
I'm about 177 cm :P And I think I stop growing. Sometimes I wish I was shorter.

Revenant
Nov 2, 2005, 01:28
Six foot zero inches tall.

Julienne
Jun 25, 2006, 04:45
Noticed the last post on this thread was in November of last year... but I think it's fun, so perhaps this post will help getting some attention :)

As for my height, I'm 1.82m, which makes me rather tall for a girl I guess, but I live in the Netherlands, so there's still quite some people here who are taller than I am (luckily).

Though it might be a bit strange when I go to Japan next year! Heard a guy in one of the senior years was stalked by hordes of Japanese girls who wanted to take his picture! But he's over 2m, so I guess he stands out a bit more :)

changedonrequest
Jun 25, 2006, 09:47
Noticed the last post on this thread was in November of last year... but I think it's fun, so perhaps this post will help getting some attention :)

As for my height, I'm 1.82m, which makes me rather tall for a girl I guess, but I live in the Netherlands, so there's still quite some people here who are taller than I am (luckily).

Though it might be a bit strange when I go to Japan next year! Heard a guy in one of the senior years was stalked by hordes of Japanese girls who wanted to take his picture! But he's over 2m, so I guess he stands out a bit more :)

People are going to notice you BIG time. :wave: My sister is as tall as you are and when she was here people "noticed" her right away. There aren't too many Japanese females over 180cm tall.

MorganaBloodthirst
Jun 25, 2006, 21:35
169 average girl in Poland :snore:

Julienne
Jun 25, 2006, 21:46
People are going to notice you BIG time. :wave: My sister is as tall as you are and when she was here people "noticed" her right away. There aren't too many Japanese females over 180cm tall.

Yeah I guess that's very true. Have never even met a Japanese guy who was taller than I am :) But that being '"noticed" ... can I just expect people pointing at me or will I be stalked by hordes of Japanese with cameras as well? :S

moffeltoff
Jun 26, 2006, 00:37
I am 192cm tall ,but I might end up beeing a little taller ,as I am only sixteen.

Kyoko_desu
Oct 14, 2006, 00:04
I'm 161cm (5'3") and I feel I'm tall here, but seems like I'm not so outside Japan.

Kyoko_desu
Oct 14, 2006, 00:10
I'm about 6' if i stand up straight, but according to cicatriz I might have a couple more years to get even taller o_o

Woohoo!!!! My sensei is tall!
:yeahh:

leonmarino
Oct 14, 2006, 02:55
so yeah when you see the avarage dutch is around 185 cm, and i am just 171...I know!! And I am 184 cm, 1 cm short of average.. Argh!!
I used to be the shortest kid in class until the end of middle school though. Being bullied and all, being called "short" or "small" is the one thing I can't stand even today. :relief:

Michiy0
Oct 15, 2006, 22:06
163 cm, around 5'3" to 5'4" ^^;

Live91
Oct 15, 2006, 23:13
Omg I'm only 1,60cm-1,63. I'm short!Nooooo!

Broken Rose Ren
Oct 16, 2006, 01:18
I'm 1m75 to 1m79 (5'9" to 5'10"). I'm so tall >.<

leonmarino
Oct 16, 2006, 02:16
I'm 1m75 to 1m79 (5'9" to 5'10"). I'm so tall >.<Do you shrink and expand? :relief:

Broken Rose Ren
Oct 16, 2006, 06:12
Do you shrink and expand? :relief:O.o Perhaps...um...sure???

kooo
Oct 16, 2006, 18:34
I'm 5'4 and actually felt short in Japan because all the ladies were tall with their high heeled shoes.

psychochou
Oct 16, 2006, 20:06
I'm 5'9''... very tall for a girl.

Kyoko_desu
Oct 17, 2006, 05:44
I'm 5'9''... very tall for a girl.

Wow! You should become a Super Model then!:-)

Live91
Oct 17, 2006, 08:33
I'm 5'4 and actually felt short in Japan because all the ladies were tall with their high heeled shoes.
I like to wear those when I'm surrounded by tall people!:blush:
O.o...but it actually still isn't enough the girls in my grade are 5'5-5'6 or more..:souka:

naraku1995
Oct 18, 2006, 13:29
just signed up tonight. I'm 5'11", which in metric would make me about 1m,80cm.
:okashii: . is that average as far as this forum is concerned? i don't know. oh well.

Faustianideals
Oct 20, 2006, 06:02
I know I've said it millions of times before, but I am 6'4.

Cue
Oct 24, 2006, 21:47
I'm exactly the same height as Michiyo~ (163cm).
What I'm afraid of right now is when I start to shrink... *sweats*

retrodisease
Oct 24, 2006, 23:37
i am 4'11...maybe a little taller. but i officially stopped growing the 17th, which was my birthday!
all i wanted to be when i grew up was taller.... "
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