Has anyone else noticed the 'height boom'? As a fairly tall person myself, I always remember being the 'odd one out' at school. Standing at 5' 11", I used to tower above both boys and girls. I remember how I used to hate this! I used to get called names such as 'lanky' and would often stoop to try and 'fit in' more. High heels were definitely out and it wasn't until another girl came to my school (who became a really good friend) who was a bit taller than me that I started to feel a bit more secure about my height. Another problem was buying clothes! 'Off the peg' trousers were a definite no no! However, as I now work in and around schools, and have lots of contact with young people, I find it really strange. With the height of some of the kids even I don't feel tall anymore! I thought it would be really interesting to try and do a poll to find out if being considered 'tall' is now at a different height than it was 20 years ago. I've split the poll categories into different age groups to see if the 'average' has increased over the years. Edit: For those of you who are 100% metric now, sorry, I'm an 'oldie'!