1171On the trail of hobbits?
- Mar 2, 2000Today I received the following amazing communication in an e-mail newsletter:
> As a result of public health, today theTo which I replied:
> average American is a full meter taller than European ancestors were
> in 1400.
>What in G-d's name are they talking about?? The =average= American won'tEuropean
>reach 6 feet, I am sure. A meter is, if I recall, 3 feet 4 in. Thus, our
>ancestors were an amazing bunch of hobbits running around measuringsomewhere
>in the 2 feet, 2 feet 6 in, 3 feet range?I can just imagine the 2-foot-long suits of armor and the 2 1/2-foot-tall
horses they were using in those days of chivalry... there must be some in
museums, the armor, I mean, not the horses.
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