13 Facts About Tall People That Will Make You Say "Holy Shit"

    Bonus fact: The weather up here is pretty much the same.

    1. Tall people might be a little smarter.

    2. And tall people are more likely to be leaders.

    3. And, as a result, tall people also tend to make more money.

    4. Tall people's reflexes take a ~bit~ longer to react.

    5. The world's tallest people are in the Netherlands, where men average nearly 6 feet tall.

    6. The tallest person ever was Robert Wadlow.

    7. His shoe size was a 37AA.

    8. The world's tallest living person, Sultan Kösen, stands at 8 feet 3 inches tall.

    9. Zeng Jinlian holds the record for world's tallest woman ever.

    10. This kind of serious height is sometimes the result of the rare health conditions gigantism and acromegaly.

    11. Gheorghe Muresan and Manute Bol are the two tallest people to ever play in the NBA — at 7 feet 7 inches.

    12. Research shows that tall people may have a lower risk of heart disease.

    13. And finally, tall men are the primary target of the bloodsucking Scottish biting midge.