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Old 11-27-2014, 09:28 PM
 
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What state has the tallest people in the USA? I have been told that it is Minnesota. Do you agree?
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:33 AM
 
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Probably Minnesota or perhaps neighboring Iowa, South Dakota or North Dakota due to the prevalence of Scandinavian heritage in the area.
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:44 AM
 
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Based on my extensive travels, I would say Minnesota or the west coast in general.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:44 PM
 
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There's another (long) thread floating around about this - ND/SD/MN/WI in my opinion.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:45 PM
 
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Based on my extensive travels
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:24 PM
 
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Incorrect. The correct answer is Georgia, where a lot of African Americans reside.
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:55 PM
 
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Incorrect. The correct answer is Georgia, where a lot of African Americans reside.
I don't see any African countries on here: Top 10: Tallest Countries - AskMen

The tallest people in the world are blond Scandahoovians. Which is why MN is probably the smartest singular answer.
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:54 AM
 
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I don't see any African countries on here: Top 10: Tallest Countries - AskMen

The tallest people in the world are blond Scandahoovians. Which is why MN is probably the smartest singular answer.
Or perhaps not. Much of Minnesota's population is attributed to the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St Paul) which in keeping with many urban areas does not have as many tall people, probably due to more transplants from other cities. I would think North Dakota could be in the running due to it's lack of transplants comparatively speaking.
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Old 11-29-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Or perhaps not. Much of Minnesota's population is attributed to the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St Paul) which in keeping with many urban areas does not have as many tall people, probably due to more transplants from other cities. I would think North Dakota could be in the running due to it's lack of transplants comparatively speaking.
I dunno. Minnesota + ND both have a massive population of Scandinavians. Yes, the Twin Cities is full of transplants, but other regions in the state are just full of Scandinavians. There isn't even a million people in ND. Overall, Minnesota. 32% of people in MN have some sort of Scandinavian origins; there's even more in ND, so percentage wise, ND.
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Old 11-29-2014, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I don't see any African countries on here: Top 10: Tallest Countries - AskMen

The tallest people in the world are blond Scandahoovians. Which is why MN is probably the smartest singular answer.
NOPE, the tallest people in the world live in The Netherlands. I am of Dutch descent, so I know this, and as a matter of fact, it's in YOUR link. I am also a 6'1" female, living proof.

However, I do live in NJ, which was settled largely by the Dutch and the Swedes, but later infiltrated by Italians and other short people*, so overall, Jersey is not going to have the tallest people.

You are correct, though, that Scandinavians are also tall people. When I go shopping and see other tall women, they are almost always the blond/blue-eyed northern European types or African-American.

http://www.askmen.com/top_10/travel/...untries_1.html

I like that the article says that in response to advocates for tall people, government doorways in The Netherlands have been made higher. LOL. I wish we could get adjustments here in the US--sinks, doorknobs, desks, tables, etc., are all made for short people. We get crooks in our backs and necks from always having to lean in to do what the rest of you do just standing normally.



*I am NOT prejudiced--some of my best friends are short people.
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