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What’s the weather like up there? Do you play basketball? Were you always this tall? That’s just a bite-sized collection of the types of questions that tall people have to deal with on a daily basis. However, most of them smile, chuckle, and get on with their day without worrying too much.

It becomes very obvious that a person is the tallest person around when there’s a short person right next to them for comparison. And this often creates comical tall vs short situations where tall people look like giants from fairy tales (or Hagrid from Harry Potter) and short people start to resemble the tenacious hobbits from The Lord of the Rings. To brighten up your week with some humor, Bored Panda spent lots of time cultivating, growing and perfecting this list of the most eyebrow-raising times tall and short people stood next to one another for a perfect height comparison. Scroll down, enjoy, and leave us a comment with your thoughts.

When you’re done with this list, check out Bored Panda’s previous posts about tall people people problems and the times that people traveled to Japan and realized they’re too tall for it.

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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    This is really sweet though! I know some guys would be insecure about being shorter than their wife, but he's not

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    Being tall can be a real boon in sports because long legs help you run faster and farther than your opponents. However, being small has its bonuses as well: nerve impulses travel from limbs to brains faster, which means reaction times are faster and the individual in question is more nimble. That can be a huge plus for martial artists just like Jackie Chan. Furthermore, shorter and smaller people are better at snowboarding, gymnastics, skating, diving, and skiing than their taller counterparts.

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    The Mountain From GOT With His Wife

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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Poor woman if they ever decide to get kids together. Little mother + big father can get really really painfull for her. (I mean childbirth)

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    Being a 6-foot tall guy myself, I often find that I’m rarely (if ever) the tallest or shortest around. I’m pretty much average. And, unfortunately, nobody asks me if I’m a professional basketball player or Samwise Gamgee, so sometimes I’m a bit jealous of the attention others get. But then I realize being middle-of-the-road in terms of height isn’t all that bad. What about you, dear Pandas, how tall are you? What’s it like? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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    7 Foot Female Basketball Player... Didn't Even Come Close

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    6'8 Me With My 4'10 Friend Jackie

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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Looks really uncomfortable, couldn't they have given him a stool to sit on at least?

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    My Short Mom Sends Our Family Photos Of Her With Really Tall People

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    Gave My Friend My Pants To Use As A Blanket During Our Sleepover. 6’5 And 40” Inseam

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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Where do you even get jeans for people this tall? Do you have to get them custom made?

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    Gymnast Flávia Saraiva, 1.33m, With Basketball Player Nenê, 2.11m

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    At 6'5", NS Premier Stephen McNeil Looked Pretty Tall On Election Night. At 6'9", I May Have Shattered That Illusion Today

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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    For other people wondering what NS stands for: it stands for Nova Scotia, Canada. Had to look it up myself.

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    Me With My Best Friend. She's 4'11", I'm 6'1"

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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I often open my legs in that way to be more short to talk to some students... However, most of them are far taller than me :S

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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Woo hoo!!! Yao Ming!!! - my father and I used to say to each other, instead of "when pigs fly"... we'd say "When a Chinese gets in the NBA" (We're Chinese. Stop raging. We know we're generally pretty short)... when we saw Yao Ming, we cheered ... and also started to wonder (hope) if we were going to suddenly win the lottery...

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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    he looked like this (photo taking) happens too many times too much already

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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Well at least he's not picking her up, that would be really patronising

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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    News reports need them to be in the same frame, tht is why he's on the tub.

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    4 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Short boy problems, in fact. But they don't seem very worried.

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