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.
Can You Tell Who’s Related?
The Dutch Giant at McDonalds in the Philippines
Protection Come In All Shapes And Sizes
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.
Buddy Of Mine Who Stepped Up And Got Married
A Friend Of Mine At A Recent Checkup
Vern Troyer, The Guy Who Plays Mini-Me In The Austin Powers Movies Wanted A Photo With Me. I’m 6Ft10
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.
My 6’0″ Girlfriend And Her Minions
The Mountain From GOT With His Wife
Women Basketball Players vs. Cheerleaders
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.
Husband And I Went To Wedding… We Are All The Way In The Back
Trying To Fit Entire Body In The Shot
My Short Mom Sends Our Family Photos Of Her With Really Tall People
6’8 Me With My 4’10 Friend Jackie
Prom Pictures With GF And Her Dad
My Wife Is 5’1” And I Am 6’7”, When It Comes To Hotel Robes, One Size Does Not Fit All
Gave My Friend My Pants To Use As A Blanket During Our Sleepover. 6’5 And 40” Inseam
7 Foot Female Basketball Player… Didn’t Even Come Close
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?
Shrimp On Rye
When You’re At A Wedding And There Are No Close Snack
This Is How My Mum And I Hug Now
I’m Moving Away From My 4’9″ Sidekick. I’m Going To Miss This
Gymnast Flávia Saraiva, 1.33m, With Basketball Player Nenê, 2.11m
A Dutch Employee Gets Interviewed By Chinese Media
Wold’s Tallest Teenager With Her Boyfriend
Yao Ming Visited My Girlfriend’s Restaurant, She’s 4’11
Me With My Best Friend. She’s 4’11”, I’m 6’1″
At 6’5″, NS Premier Stephen McNeil Looked Pretty Tall On Election Night. At 6’9″, I May Have Shattered That Illusion Today
I Feel The Pain
This Tall Man And Short Woman
Took Away The Spotlight
Me And My 6’4″ Date To Our Rowing Formal. I’d Say We’re Pretty Cute
Spotted This At A Bar Last Night, Tall Girl Problems
I Recently Went To Spain
Giant Rugby Player Dwarfs NZ’s Prime Minster
I’d Say Short People Probs But It’s More Like Kelli Tennant Problems
Getting A Shirt Tailored In Vietnam
The Towering American Who Measured 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
The Difference Between UCF’s Two Tallest Volleyball Players And Shortest Cheerleader
Yao Ming And Retired American Basketball Player Muggsy Bogues
Just Look At The Height Difference Here
A Little Old Lady Asked Me To Reach Some Eggs For Her At The Grocery Store. I Look Like An Actual Giant Next To Her
Never Felt More Like Crushing A Building In My Life
Hey Everyone! Meet Mom & Dad
It Can Be Hard To Do It When Looking Into The Eyes Of A Good Friend
Japan Isn’t Made For Tall Guys
Advantages To Being Tall: Short People Are Arm Rests
If You’re Wondering What A Two Foot Difference Looks Like
Our Tallest And Shortest Instructors
Had Fun At The Concert With These Beauties
Tall People Issues
So This Is Me (18, 6’7) Next To My Pal In Their House… I Hate Their House…
The Difference Between An Olympic Swimmer And An Olympic Gymnast
I’m 6’8″ And She’s 4’10”
Me And My New Friend
That’s How You Hug
Same But Different
I (5’5’’M) Asked My Crush At The Time (6’0’’F) To Our Senior Prom A Couple Of Years Ago
I jokingly brought a stepladder to our pictures because nobody at the time could fathom a shorter guy going with a taller girl, but we had a wonderful time regardless.
Where The Tall Girls At? Sick Of Being Introduced To Short Girls. I’m 6 Ft 5
When Your Friend Stands Two Steps Above To Be An Inch Or Two Taller Than You In Heels
Collecting Man Mountains Wherever I Go
Cool If I Rest My Elbow On Your Head?