For Obama, Putin, Merkel: WWI is family history
It's a shared chapter in the genealogies of President Barack Obama and Russian ... history of the American president's family says Hussein Onyango Obama enlisted in the King's African Rifles Carrier Corps, which fought against the Germans in East Africa.
Short North Koreans . . . and Americans
the height gap between Americans and Europeans is a relatively new development. The New Yorker article notes that the average American soldier during World War I was still two inches taller than the average German. But sometime around 1955, the data began ...
The Height of Success
Nobility of soul accompanies tallness of body,'' wrote one 18th-century German physician ... such issues as what the average height of a population can reveal about culture and society (Why are the Dutch so tall? And why are Americans becoming relatively ...
The Russians are here
It's 1am on the day after Orthodox Christmas at the height of what is known as Russian ... Between us we speak fluent Russian, Ukrainian and French, as well as good German and passable Italian. Although by 'us', I actually mean Tim. I speak a bit of ...
How We Get Tall
On average ... and Germans stack up right under the Dutch. American men and women, meanwhile, measure just 5’9" and 5’4", respectively, barely edging out the Southern Europeans. John Komlos, an economic historian who has studied height extensively ...