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Average height of allegro members in cm
LennyLen
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December 2004
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Canada has the biggest discrepency between measured height and self-reported height... I guess that makes Canadian the biggest (or is that smallest) liars. ;)

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June 2000
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SonShadowCat
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September 2001
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FMC
Member #4,431
March 2004
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188 +- 1cm

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HardTranceFan
Member #7,317
June 2006
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192cm. I used to be 194, but the weight of the world is on my shoulders.

It seems a large number of allegators are made of reasonably tall timber.

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ReyBrujo
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January 2001
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185 or 186, haven't measured myself lately.

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bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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relay01 said:

Please tell me your not serious?
I'm an American and I don't agree with that. I thought you were Canadian. Don't they use metric?

I can't remember ever hearing somebody tell me how tall they are in centimeters outside of an elementary school assignment... ::) We might officially use metric, but unofficially we use imperial. ;D Personally I use imperial for most measurements. I've never met anyone that used metric aside from measuring speed and distance (because our signs post kilometers/hour) and volume (because our gas is sold in litres) and mass (because our drugs are sold in grams ;)). However, outside of drugs most people refer to weight which is again imperial.

HardTranceFan
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June 2006
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I've never met anyone that used metric aside from measuring speed and distance (because our signs post kilometers/hour).

Get out more :P:)

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Johan Halmén
Member #1,550
September 2001

184 cm

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ReyBrujo
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January 2001
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Some people like Casablanca. Others like Gone with the Wind. Others like Mozart. And others like to use obsolete 15th century measurements. I guess they also carry rapiers and fight dragons :P

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Neil Black
Member #7,867
October 2006
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I'm 188cm. And you should all be happy, I actually used Google to find out how to do the conversion from inches, instead of asking here first ;)

Rampage
Member #3,035
December 2002
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The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets forty rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it.

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Some people like Casablanca. Others like Gone with the Wind. Others like Mozart. And others like to use obsolete 15th century measurements. I guess they also carry rapiers and fight dragons :P

I like Battleship Potemkin.

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Jonatan Hedborg
Member #4,886
July 2004
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187. A good height.

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Kibiz0r
Member #6,203
September 2005
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height of allegro members

Rather personal...

6 inches + change, so 16cm or so. About average.

Edit: I'm getting banned for this post...

CursedTyrant
Member #7,080
April 2006
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173 cm... yes, I'm short.

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X-G
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December 2000
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I've never met anyone that used metric aside from measuring speed and distance (because our signs post kilometers/hour) and volume (because our gas is sold in litres) and mass (because our drugs are sold in grams ;)).

Then what the hell does that leave? Like it or not, your body weight (sic; I know that weight and mass is not the same thing) is a measure of mass, and your height is a measure of distance. So what's left? Measuring energy in foot-pound force?

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Neil Black
Member #7,867
October 2006
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Yes. We should all switch to that system.

Dennis
Member #1,090
July 2003
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My id card says 182cm but I think my height is actually just 181cm. ;D

Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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Unit Wars is another classic Allegro.cc fight!

Scientifically speaking, the metric system is obviously ideal. But for day-to-day usage, it's quite possible that more natural systems are more useful. Or, in the very least, it's irrelevant.

And for what it's worth, almost all packaging here in the USA comes marked in both systems. [eg. A cereal box: 15 oz (425 grams)]

Rampage
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December 2002
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it's quite possible that more natural systems are more useful.

As long as we all agree on the exact weight of a stone, the length of a foot, etc.

I think that those units are very primitive...

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Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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As long as we all agree on the exact weight of a stone, the length of a foot, etc.

Of course. I just mean that whether or not units of large measurements are even powers of smaller measurements is relatively meaningless for day to day usage.

For instance, measuring myself in centimeters does not help me visualize how far a kilometer is. A mile being 5,280 feet may seem arbitrary, but in the grand scheme of things, I really don't care how many feet are in a mile. I just know that City A is 25 miles away from City B, and that means something because I've driven the distance and I can associate the two.

So while the metric system is far more logical, the only system that will feel natural is the one you've grown up using.

HoHo
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April 2004
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And for what it's worth, almost all packaging here in the USA comes marked in both systems

Funny thing is the same goes for lots of stuff sold in our shops, only that imperial units are in parenthesis.

You can't really say what is more natural, it all depends on what you are used to. Old Babylonians were used to base-60 numeric system and did just fine :)

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Neil Walker
Member #210
April 2000
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I'm six foot two and refuse to use silly measurements for heights. Similarly, if any of the girls are reading this, my other measurement is 9 inches ;)

There's a time and a place for metric, but that time isn't for measurements that require a discrete and identifiable series or markers.

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ReyBrujo
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January 2001
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Then you lose USD 125 million :P

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Neil Walker
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April 2000
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Like I said, there's a time and a place for metric :)

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