How much taller humans have gotten in the last era?

“The length of a man’s outspread arms is equal to his height.” …Leonardo da vinci

 

The human body length has grown greatly with the time passing.

Between the 1st and 20th century, the average male was about 5’7″ (173 cm) but something has changed over the last 100 years.

“Humans are shockingly tall compared to the past”

Here are the countries where people have grown the most:

Men:

Iran: 5′ 2″ – 5′ 8″ (157 – 176 approx. in cm)
Greenland: 5′ 3″ – 5′ 9″ (161 – 179 approx. in cm)
South Korea: 5′ 3″ – 5′ 9″ (161 – 179 approx. in cm)
Greece: 5′ 4″ – 5′ 10″ (164 – 181 approx. in cm)
Japan: 5′ 1″ – 5′ 7″ (155 – 173 approx. in cm)
USA: 5′ 7″ – 5′ 10″ (173 – 181 approx. in cm)

WOMEN:

South Korea: 4′ 8″ – 5′ 4″ (146 – 164 approx. in cm)
Japan: 4′ 8″ – 5′ 2″ (146 – 157 approx. in cm)
Czech Republic: 5′ 0″ – 5′ 6″ (152 – 170 approx in cm)
Serbia: 5′ 0″ – 5′ 6″ (152 – 170 approx in cm)
Croatia: 4′ 11″ – 5′ 5″ (125 – 167 approx. in cm)
USA: 5′ 2″ – 5′ 4″ (157 – 164 approx. in cm)

Genetics are only part of the reason. Better healthcare, sanitation, and nutrition are also responsible.

So, the real mystery here…How much taller can humans get? Will we evolve more, or will there be some kind of a defection that will get us shorter with time?
Only life knows that!

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