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Old 7th Mar 2021, 19:21
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How tall?

Now, I know that HM the Queen isn't exactly tall but assuming that the man walking on her left is of average height, just how tall is the bloke on her right?



This is from the Commonwealth speech that was shown on TV earlier today.
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 19:38
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The guy on her right has a flag stuck up his a$$
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 20:53
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Just over 2 metres I would say.
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 21:30
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According to google,HMQ is 1.57m,or 5'3" tall,so that would seem to put him considerably over 2m.
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 21:43
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I studied with an ex pro basketballer, 2.05m tall, who reckoned he was one of the shortest blokes in his team (Sydney Kings). His 4yo twin sons must have been pushing 1.2 m, and their gross motor skills were probably as good as the average teenage boys. Don't know if they went for sporting careers.
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 22:02
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I recall watching both basketball games, where you know that the players are freakishly tall, and baseball games, where extreme height is neither required nor obvious, talking to their coaches and refs.

In both cases the players are physically massive in contrast to the people who couldn’t manage to go pro as players.

Yet, especially in baseball, they are well proportioned, so don’t seem so large unless you put them up against someone of average stature.

The tall gent looks like someone who grew into his height, but decided to pursue a career other than the sports path he might have been pushed into had he grown up in America,

Given that this is an aviation board, people who are too tall don’t stand a chance of becoming military pilots, as they can’t fit into the cockpit.

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Old 7th Mar 2021, 22:35
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I very much doubt if HMQ is 5'3" (1.57m). That may have been the case many years ago, but I would doubt if she is now over 5'. I was startled to discover recently at a medical that whereas I was 5'10 1/2" when in my twenties, I am now down to 5'8", and Mrs TTN who is more HM's height has also lost a couple of inches. We are both in our 70s, HM is over 90, so it would be very surprising if she had not lost some height
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 23:41
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At 6', I used to be above average height . . . erm, just looked. 5' 9". UK male average. Hmm, that surprises me. I don't feel tall anymore even allowing for shrinkage. I have maintained a little of my height because of having a bad back which I've been stretching one way or another for 20 years. An arthritic friend has lost ~4".

My Southend AME would not believe me when I told him a friend had gained ? about 2" after his employers had him in traction for a couple of weeks following a so called 'slipped disc'. I could see it the second he opened the door. However, he'd jogged 7 miles a day for years and I was beginning to doubt my memory of him because he looked so short. I didn't say anything until he got bigger.

I am long term acquainted with 3 girls that are just shy of 4' 11".
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Had a mate I'd known since childhood, at one stage we were in the same army unit. Poor sod was about 6'4", so was always right marker on parades, and was the most hopelessly uncoordinated bloke I ever knew.
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Tallest guy I ever met was 6ft 8ins. After introductions, his first line was usually: "And in answer to your next question - 5ft 20!"
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A chap I knew told people his reduced vertical stature resulted from having ejected from Jaguar aircraft (twice).
Doddy Hay must have lost quite a bit of height then.
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Doddy Hay must have lost quite a bit of height then.
Yes, he was latterly known as Diddy Hay...
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While I don't know the chap on the Queen's right, I'd bet he's nuts over her.
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 16:56
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How much lengthening can you gain after going on the rack in the Tower?
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 17:39
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Originally Posted by lomapaseo View Post
How much lengthening can you gain after going on the rack in the Tower?

No idea, but there's a belief in some parts of Africa that stretching things can result in permanent elongation (look up gukuna imishino, for example).
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 20:08
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Osteoporosis can be treated and it helps prevent shrinkage!

The “dowagers hump” reflects your spine being unable to hold you upright anymore, back in the day.
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I used to go to a gym where there were always a couple of young blokes being 'stretched' to attain the height necessary to enter the police force. They were rigged up in a harness around their heads and under their chin.hey then raised themselves by pulling ropes that ran from the harness around pulleys above them. Always looked dangerous to me, but it worked for some of them.
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Back in the '80s, I met a guy that had ejected twice from Hunters and he was about 6ft 3in. I wonder how tall he was before those ejections?
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