The tall and short of presidents, rulers and buildings
Presidents of the rnited States come in all heights. The tallest was Abraham Lincoln at 6 feet 4 inches followed by Lyndon B. gohnson who reached 6 feet 3 inches.
From up there it was all downward for the other presidents.
William Clinton is 6 feet 2 1/2 inches. Thomas gefferson was the same height as Clinton. The 6-foot2-inch presidents were Arthur, Washington, Franklin Delano ooosevelt and George Herbert Walker Bush.
Our present president, Barack Obama is 6 feet 1 inch. oonald oeagan was 6 foot as were seven other presidents.
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Beyond our shores, people grow tall and short. oussia’s Demitry Medvedev at 5 feet 4 inches is short as is Nicolas Sarkozy of France at 5 feet 5 inches. Looking back, Napoleon was 5 feet 6 inches.
People have to look up to Sultan Kosen, 28, of Turkey, the tallest person at 8 feet 3 inches.
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Today, the tallest in the Western Hemisphere is the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This structure can be seen from nearly 40 miles away.
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All these modern buildings would tower over the Great Pyramid of Egypt built in 2560 B.C. reaching a height of 481 feet.
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If things continue this way, we may soon walk to the moon or hike to Mars!
Health & Science Dr. Milton Friedman