AND YET, YOU GROW

Popular Science - - TINY -

As legroom con­tracts and seats nar­row, pas­sen­gers’ bod­ies are go­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion. Most Amer­i­cans are more than 25 pounds heav­ier than their 1960s coun­ter­parts. That ex­tra weight gen­er­ally hangs around peo­ple’s waists, mak­ing the squeeze be­tween arm­rests tighter. We’ve also grown an inch taller, bring­ing seat­backs and lug­gage bins even closer.

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