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 insanely tall when there’s a short person right next to them for comparison. And this often creates comical 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. 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 sharing their everyday struggles and the times that people traveled to Japan and realized they’re too tall for it.

#1

Can You Tell Who's Related?

Can You Tell Who's Related?

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Michelle Line 1 month ago

Great example of genetics.

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#2

Vern Troyer, The Guy Who Plays Mini-Me In The Austin Powers Movies Wanted A Photo With Me. I'm 6Ft10

Vern Troyer, The Guy Who Plays Mini-Me In The Austin Powers Movies Wanted A Photo With Me. I'm 6Ft10

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DemPugs 1 month ago

RIP :c

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#3

The Dutch Giant at McDonalds in the Philippines

The Dutch Giant at McDonalds in the Philippines

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Michelle Line 1 month ago

The look on her face....

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There are advantages to being short and advantages to being tall. BBC Future writes that taller human beings, when running for political office, tend to get more votes; they also tend to earn more money.

#4

Protection Come In All Shapes And Sizes

Protection Come In All Shapes And Sizes

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KJena 1 month ago

Officer Judy Hops live in action

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#5

Buddy Of Mine Who Stepped Up And Got Married

Buddy Of Mine Who Stepped Up And Got Married

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Kaisu 1 month ago

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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#6

Trying To Fit Entire Body In The Shot

Trying To Fit Entire Body In The Shot

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Jaekry 1 month ago

That IS a cute idea for the composition to make it work.

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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.

#7

A Friend Of Mine At A Recent Checkup

A Friend Of Mine At A Recent Checkup

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Miss Cris 1 month ago

He's in the limit of the measure thing!

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#8

My 6'0" Girlfriend And Her Minions

My 6'0" Girlfriend And Her Minions

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glowworm2 1 month ago

Ha, "minions!" XD!

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#9

The Mountain From GOT With His Wife

The Mountain From GOT With His Wife

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Vicky Zar 1 month ago

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.

#10

Prom Pictures With GF And Her Dad

Prom Pictures With GF And Her Dad

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Michelle Line 1 month ago

Slenderman?

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#11

Women Basketball Players vs. Cheerleaders

Women Basketball Players vs. Cheerleaders

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Danish Dynomummy 1 month ago

Just. Wow

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#12

Husband And I Went To Wedding... We Are All The Way In The Back

Husband And I Went To Wedding... We Are All The Way In The Back

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Dolicious 1 month ago

All the way in the... oh there :-)

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#13

My Wife Is 5’1” And I Am 6’7”, When It Comes To Hotel Robes, One Size Does Not Fit All

My Wife Is 5’1” And I Am 6’7”, When It Comes To Hotel Robes, One Size Does Not Fit All

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Michelle Line 1 month ago

Optical illusion. They look like they're different sizes.

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#14

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

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

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Miss Cris 1 month ago

Nice pic!

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#15

6'8 Me With My 4'10 Friend Jackie

6'8 Me With My 4'10 Friend Jackie

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Mo Mo 1 month ago

I swear it's the same people from the 3rd pic

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#16

A Dutch Employee Gets Interviewed By Chinese Media

A Dutch Employee Gets Interviewed By Chinese Media

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Kaisu 1 month ago

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

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#17

When You're At A Wedding And There Are No Close Snack

When You're At A Wedding And There Are No Close Snack

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wandile dludlu 1 month ago

That's exactly how giraffe's eat

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#18

This Is How My Mum And I Hug Now

This Is How My Mum And I Hug Now

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Danish Dynomummy 1 month ago

I too would climb desks to hug my boy

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#19

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

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

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Amy Pattie 1 month ago

This mum has an epic sense of humour.

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#20

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

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

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Kaisu 1 month ago

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

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#21

Wold's Tallest Teenager With Her Boyfriend

Wold's Tallest Teenager With Her Boyfriend

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Kaisu 1 month ago

It looks like her arms are longer than his legs

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#22

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

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

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Michelle Line 1 month ago

His foot is nearly the same size as her forearm.

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#23

I Have An Extremely Important Question And I Need Your Help!! What’s The Better Way To Hug - Shoulder To Shoulder Or Hip To Hip?

I Have An Extremely Important Question And I Need Your Help!! What’s The Better Way To Hug - Shoulder To Shoulder Or Hip To Hip?

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Michelle Line 1 month ago

A hug in any way is the best kind of hug.

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#24

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

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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Purple light 1 month ago

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

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#25

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

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

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Miss Cris 1 month ago

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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#26

Took Away The Spotlight

Took Away The Spotlight

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Maybeitsraining 1 month ago

Number 3 looks kinda cheesed off lol

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#27

Yao Ming Visited My Girlfriend's Restaurant, She's 4'11

Yao Ming Visited My Girlfriend's Restaurant, She's 4'11

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D. Pitbull 1 month ago

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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#28

I'm Moving Away From My 4'9" Sidekick. I'm Going To Miss This

I'm Moving Away From My 4'9" Sidekick. I'm Going To Miss This

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Mimi M 1 month ago

<3 So cute together! They will miss each other!

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#29

Me And My 6'4" Date To Our Rowing Formal. I'd Say We're Pretty Cute

Me And My 6'4" Date To Our Rowing Formal. I'd Say We're Pretty Cute

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Michelle Line 1 month ago

If she is 6'4", then he is pretty short.

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#30

Shrimp On Rye

Shrimp On Rye

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DemPugs 1 month ago

I don't think the dude's looking at the camera...

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#31

This Tall Man And Short Woman

This Tall Man And Short Woman

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nanashi 1 month ago

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

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#32

I Feel The Pain

I Feel The Pain

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Kaisu 1 month ago

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

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#33

I Recently Went To Spain

I Recently Went To Spain

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Pujan Vyas Joshi 1 month ago

Little old auntie with the hand fan is so cute :)

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#34

I'd Say Short People Probs But It's More Like Kelli Tennant Problems

I'd Say Short People Probs But It's More Like Kelli Tennant Problems

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Finn Fickle 1 month ago

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

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#35

Spotted This At A Bar Last Night, Tall Girl Problems

Spotted This At A Bar Last Night, Tall Girl Problems

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Miss Cris 1 month ago (edited)

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

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