Thursday, 30 June 2011

The Chinese puzzle

As a blogger, I have in the past, on many occasions, clarified 2 things
Thing 1 - I have nothing against chinese people, and would not consider myself racist.
Thing 2 - On the contrary I have a particular interest in their evolution.

Therefore, I make this blog entry. Its nothing more than the wonderings of the mind that -
Sees. Stops. Sees again. Furrows the brow. Hmms to herself. And walks on.
Then I log on to google/wikipedia - the answer to all things that make the brow furrow. This particular furrow was brought on by something I've noticed, at work, at uni, on the streets. Infact, I'd be surprised if you haven't noticed it too!

Anyone notice how chinese people suddenly seem taller?? Than they ever did before?

See, i've been wondering about this for sometime now. I'm convinced that their average height has increased. SO, in order to confirm my belief I googled the following:

"How are chinese people getting taller" and voila, I discovered I was not the only one thyat noticed!

As much as I'd like to believe that there is a multitude of Chinese scientists in space using satellites to spy on the Netherlands to see what their secret is behind being the nation with the tallest people in the world, the truth must be told.

In the last 20 years the average height of chinese youth has increased by 6.5cm. The world's average increase is 1cm.

So how does one explain this dramatic increase?

China's one child policy was introduced in 1979 as a solution to social, economic and environmental problems in China. Yes, it did decrease the population but made each person taller.

Fewer people meant that there was more money to feel the fewer children. Better nutrition resulted in people being healthier, and therefore taller.

Now the Chinese are worrying about a problem they had never ever had before. I wonder what their solution will be for this one. To see the problem click here.

While we are on the topic of the Chinese, heres the top list of questions the world has asked Google about mystery that are the chinese:

1. Why are Chinese people so smart?
2. Why are Chiense peoples eyes like that?
3. Why are Chinese takeaways closed on Tuesday?
4. Why are Chinese people skinny?
5. Why are Chinese people so good at table Tennis?
6. Why are Chinese people so good at Math?

The best one was:

Where do chinese people come from?

Lol. Where indeed. There's so many of them, yet people have so many questions about them!

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