28 October 2016

Tall people

If you’re a tall person, you may have a somewhat unexpected advantage over the more vertically-challenged among us. Scientists have recently conducted experiments that suggest that tall individuals are better at judging distances, even when they were asked to sit down while shorter test subjects were allowed to remain standing. The reason for this benefit is probably related to geometry and angles: the higher a person’s eyes, the easier it is to look down on and estimate the distance between objects.


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