The answer to what is the perfect height truly is a conundrum, just ask Alice about her time in Wonderland. When people are short they wish to be taller - but the people on this list, on the other hand, probably wish they could just take just a few inches off to make life simpler. Bored Panda has compiled a list of photos of tall people trying to perform ordinary tasks, travel, and just get through the day in a world that was not designed to accommodate their height.

From awkward bathroom stall and dressing room moments to doorway safety hazards who knew that there were so many tall people problems out there. Scroll down below to laugh out of sympathy or relatability and don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1

I Said, "How Tall Are You?" He Handed Me This:

I Said, "How Tall Are You?" He Handed Me This:

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Warren Doud 5 months ago

A tall friend responds to people who ask him if he plays basketball, "No, do you play miniature golf?"

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In the 18th and 19th centuries, America was home to the tallest people in the world, but today that title now goes to the Netherlands. Dutch men and women average 6 feet and 5 feet 6.5 inches, respectively. U.S. men average 5 feet 9 inches and women average nearly 5 feet 4 inches tall.

#2

Friends

Friends

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Moriarty2 5 months ago

I love everything about this.

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#3

The Problems Of A Dutchman In China

The Problems Of A Dutchman In China

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Danish Dynomummy 5 months ago

I am so sorry, but I laughed way too much at this

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Did you know your height, like your weight, can fluctuate during the day? “The discs in your spine get compressed from being upright all day,” says Todd Sinett, DC, a New York City-based chiropractor and author of The Truth About Back Pain. As you sleep, your spine decompresses, and you regain the lost length.

#4

Being 6'11'' Can Make Fitting Rooms A Bit Awkward

Being 6'11'' Can Make Fitting Rooms A Bit Awkward

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Caelan Mack 5 months ago

that's how he got the name peeping tom

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#5

This Is How My Mum And I Hug Now

This Is How My Mum And I Hug Now

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smerv 5 months ago

Awwws

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Born 22 February 1918 Robert Wadlow holds the title as the tallest man who ever lived. Born at an unremarkable 8.7 pounds and the son of average-sized parents, the towering American man measured at a staggering 2.72 m (8 ft 11.1 in) tall when last measured on 27 June 1940, becoming the tallest man in the world.


#6

Taking Passport Pictures

Taking Passport Pictures

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Natters 5 months ago

Do a squat. That way you get a pic + you get to skip leg day at the gym.

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#7

A Friend Of Mine At A Recent Checkup

A Friend Of Mine At A Recent Checkup

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AvengingDragon 5 months ago

Holy shit!!

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According to one estimate, someone who is 20% taller will build up twice as much kinetic energy during a fall. This is why taller people are much more likely to suffer from injuries across their lifetime; women taller than 5ft 8in are twice as likely to fracture their hip as women who are just 5ft 2in.

#8

So I Bought One Of Those Shirts

So I Bought One Of Those Shirts

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Cute_Angel 5 months ago

I'm dyinggg

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#9

My BF Is 198cm (6,6ft) Tall. We Have Been Traveling Through Europe A Bit And I Started Taking Series Of Pictures

My BF Is 198cm (6,6ft) Tall. We Have Been Traveling Through Europe A Bit And I Started Taking Series Of Pictures

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DforDorothy 5 months ago

Thus the showercap looses its purpose.. 😏

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Sure you might be in more danger of hitting your head but there are some benefits that come with being tall. A classic study in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that people make $789 more per year for each inch above average height they are. The majority (58%) of Fortune 500 CEOs are over 6 feet tall. And 38 of the last 43 American presidents have been taller than average height (5 feet 10 inches). 

#10

Giraffes United Against Ceiling Fans

Giraffes United Against Ceiling Fans

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Foxxy 5 months ago (edited)

I have a friend who is extremely tall and in his old house his ceiling fan was in direct alignment with his forehead. He certainly received a few bruises over the years.

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#11

Spotted In The Washroom At Work...

Spotted In The Washroom At Work...

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Kaisu 5 months ago

Oh my god, getting a faceful of that sounds awful

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#12

I Can Only Sit In A Plane Like This If There Is No Seat In Front Of Me, Normal Seats Are 100% Impossible Or I Will Block The Walking Path

I Can Only Sit In A Plane Like This If There Is No Seat In Front Of Me, Normal Seats Are 100% Impossible Or I Will Block The Walking Path

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ƒιѕн 5 months ago

Makes those look like child seats.

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#13

A Dutch Employee Gets Interviewed By Chinese Media

A Dutch Employee Gets Interviewed By Chinese Media

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kurisutofu 5 months ago

What's the point in having a tripod if you don't use it?

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#14

My Way Of Dealing With That "I Am Too Tall For That Kitchen Problem"

My Way Of Dealing With That "I Am Too Tall For That Kitchen Problem"

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StinkyMonkey 5 months ago

Bloody hell how tiny is that kitchen?

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#15

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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Luis Milian 5 months ago

I hoped she used to call her, minime

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#16

Tall Guy Problem Solved. Solution: Extra Mirror

Tall Guy Problem Solved. Solution: Extra Mirror

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Foxxy 5 months ago

Genius

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#17

What A 6'8" Groom And 6'4" Bride Look Like (Next To Normal People)

What A 6'8" Groom And 6'4" Bride Look Like (Next To Normal People)

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mrsfencsak 5 months ago

Next to *average height* people. I'm sure they are normal too.

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#18

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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Luis Milian 5 months ago

lets see who shatters the 6'9" guy to continue the trend.

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#19

Go To Italy They Said... It Would Be Fun They Said

Go To Italy They Said... It Would Be Fun They Said

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Withnail 5 months ago

Very funny for illustrative purposes, but you could sit...

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#20

Went On Vacation On Our Family's Boat... This Is My Attempt At Taking A Shower

Went On Vacation On Our Family's Boat... This Is My Attempt At Taking A Shower

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Zori the degu 5 months ago

I, as a claustrophobic, find this terrifying!

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#21

Spotted This At A Bar Last Night, Tall Girl Problems

Spotted This At A Bar Last Night, Tall Girl Problems

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Kai 5 months ago

It took me a second haha!

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#22

I Got All Of The Typical Tall Questions When I First Started Working At Starbucks

I Got All Of The Typical Tall Questions When I First Started Working At Starbucks

Pinning these to my apron helped reduce the amount I hear them.

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Kari Panda 5 months ago

I don’t understand *shakes head* Asking how tall someone is, okay, that’s just information you want. But the one about basketball and the one about weather? Do these people think they‘re funny? Original?

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#23

So My Two Tall Buds Decided To Sit Opposite Each Other On The Bus

So My Two Tall Buds Decided To Sit Opposite Each Other On The Bus

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Danish Dynomummy 5 months ago

Human Tetris!

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#24

Love Window Seats

Love Window Seats

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Ms.M 5 months ago

Wow, the view is breathtaking.

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#25

I'm 7'3" And Have Arms Like A Gorilla

I'm 7'3" And Have Arms Like A Gorilla

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Foxxy 5 months ago

My friend recently discovered she has T-Rex arms. She knew she had short arms but doing weights in front of the mirror next to me (I am not tall either) she realised how much shorter her arms are. Now it’s a running joke we have with each other.

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#26

I Love It When There’s No One Sitting In Front Of Me... My Legs Need To Always Improvise, Adapt And Overcome

I Love It When There’s No One Sitting In Front Of Me... My Legs Need To Always Improvise, Adapt And Overcome

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Happiness is Hippo 5 months ago

Great socks :D

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#27

Dealing With A Tall People Problem

Dealing With A Tall People Problem

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DforDorothy 5 months ago

He's flexible when it comes to solving problems...

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#28

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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Pamela24 5 months ago

I'm small and one of my friends who is very tall always squats, hugs me, lifts me and swirls me around. It's one of my favourite things. :D Highly recommend, if possible.

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#29

Since Everyone Thinks They Are So Tall. Here Is My Friend And I In A Kitchen In Copenhagen

Since Everyone Thinks They Are So Tall. Here Is My Friend And I In A Kitchen In Copenhagen

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btaglln 5 months ago

Those building are strange because you are supposed to make extra room in the ceiling for "regular" people. As an example, this room will be very dangerous in case of fire because the smoke would fill it in 5 mins

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#30

I Didn't Fit In My Hospital Bed

I Didn't Fit In My Hospital Bed

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Oathbraker 5 months ago

Just be careful if someone puts a tag on your toe and carts you off to the basement.

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#31

Tall People And Small Cars

Tall People And Small Cars

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Moriarty2 5 months ago

Reminds me of The Simpsons.

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#32

I Can Forgive Short Mirrors Since I'm Ugly, But I Will Never Forgive The Evil That Is Aku

I Can Forgive Short Mirrors Since I'm Ugly, But I Will Never Forgive The Evil That Is Aku

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nanashi 5 months ago

on the plus side, your nipples would be clean.

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#33

When You Know You're Too Tall

When You Know You're Too Tall

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Ani Archeron 5 months ago

does anyone else remember the sad day they realized they were too tall for the monkey bars?

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#34

I Love My Job, But Can't Wait To Get Hired Into A Larger Airplane

I Love My Job, But Can't Wait To Get Hired Into A Larger Airplane

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Emtkitty 5 months ago

Imagine this poor man trying to use the lavatory!

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#35

New Apartment, New Thing To Smack My Head On

New Apartment, New Thing To Smack My Head On

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Jessica 5 months ago

That's when you get one of those rock climbing key chain things and shorten the chain temporarily

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#36

My Almost 2 Meters Tall Friend Is Having Some Trouble At The ATM

My Almost 2 Meters Tall Friend Is Having Some Trouble At The ATM

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varwenea 5 months ago

That ATM is clearly set at a height to enable someone in a wheelchair. It would be low even for a short person.

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#37

My Tall Friend's Solution To Using An Elliptical

My Tall Friend's Solution To Using An Elliptical

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Luis Milian 5 months ago

when you want to exercise and talk to Ratatouille at the same time.

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#38

Small Room Or Big Hat?

Small Room Or Big Hat?

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Lotte 5 months ago

big hat for sure

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#39

When You're 6'10 And Want To Drive Your Aventador

When You're 6'10 And Want To Drive Your Aventador

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Tjerk Eikmans 5 months ago

That's our Dutch DJ Afrojack :)

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#40

Tall People Problems

Tall People Problems

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JillVille 5 months ago

A clear range hood would work wonders here! "Whatcha cookin' honey?" "Not sure, it'll be a surprise for both of us!"

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#41

As A 7'0" Tall Guy, I've Held Back On The Rage. I Just Go With It Now

As A 7'0" Tall Guy, I've Held Back On The Rage. I Just Go With It Now

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Rory August 5 months ago

Got clearance, Clarence

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#42

7'6 Tacko Fall

7'6 Tacko Fall

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Kaisu 5 months ago

Who are those drinking fountains for, children?

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#43

I’m 6’6” And This How Much Leg Room Was Available On Spirit Airlines. Luckily It Was Only A 4 Hour Flight

I’m 6’6” And This How Much Leg Room Was Available On Spirit Airlines. Luckily It Was Only A 4 Hour Flight

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John Montgomery 5 months ago

Four hours is still really long to be that cramped. I'm only just under 6 ft 2in, but I've been to concerts where the seats are too close. Even two hours gets to be too much.

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#44

Jumping On The Work Desk Bandwagon

Jumping On The Work Desk Bandwagon

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Christine M Quigley 5 months ago

I've seen this many times as a RN...

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#45

It Can Be Hard To Do It When Looking Into The Eyes Of A Good Friend

It Can Be Hard To Do It When Looking Into The Eyes Of A Good Friend

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jamie1707 5 months ago

that looks like the beginning of a porn movie. lol

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#46

I Feel The Pain

I Feel The Pain

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Catherine Hankinson 5 months ago

She must be smaller than average?

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#47

So This Is Me (18, 6'7) Next To My Pal In Their House. I Hate Their House

So This Is Me (18, 6'7) Next To My Pal In Their House. I Hate Their House

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jamie1707 5 months ago

That is a very nice pic.

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#48

Tall Guys Got Problems Too

Tall Guys Got Problems Too

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Bluebell Rizzi 5 months ago

Nice hair!

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#49

My Coworker Was Too Tall For Her Childhood Dance Recital Photo, So We Fixed It

My Coworker Was Too Tall For Her Childhood Dance Recital Photo, So We Fixed It

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Belinda Matson 5 months ago

Beyond stupid that front row is kneeling & the tall girl isn't in it

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#50

Wold's Tallest Teenager With Her Boyfriend

Wold's Tallest Teenager With Her Boyfriend

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Maja Wojciechowska 5 months ago

Jake & Neytiri

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#51

Tall Person Problems

Tall Person Problems

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varwenea 5 months ago

That toilet is simply too near the tub. Even a normal height person would do that.

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