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All_Countries_Front_small All_Countries_Angle_small All_Countries_Side_smallThe average American, Japanese, Dutch and French male (l-r, top two pix) – drawing on official data from CDC (US), e-stat (Japan), RIVM (Netherlands) and ENNS (France) and Illustrated by The Feed’s Nickolay Lamm.

USA: 29 BMI, 176.4 cm height, 99.4 cm waist
Japan: 23.7 BMI, 171.4 cm height, 82.9 cm waist
Netherlands: 25.2 BMI, 183.3 cm height , 91 cm waist
France: 25.55 BMI, 174.4 cm height, 92.3 cm waist

Much as you’d expect, really.

Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 10.30.42 AM(Pic: WHO 2008 data)



James Kingston’s bowel-liquidising POV footage of himself scaling a 315-foot-tall crane in Southampton then hanging from the top by one hand – in the style of the undisputed Russian boss of one-hand hanging Mustang-Wanted.



In his MinutePhysics spinoff MinuteEarth, Harry Reich examines the theoretical maximum height of mountains and why none of them are actually that high.


Mustang-Hanging-by-One-Hand-02-634x424 Mustang-Hanging-by-One-Hand-04-634x422Mustang-Hanging-by-One-Hand-01-634x422Mustang-Hanging-by-One-Hand-08-634x950 Mustang-Hanging-by-One-Hand-07-634x424The adventures of  Russian daredevil, Mustang-Wanted who – among other insane hobbies – likes to hang from the side of tall buildings with one hand.


burjkhalifa comparison2 joemcnalleyburjkhalifaNational Geographic Photographer Joe McNally got permission (after three years of patient negotiation with the skyscraper’s administrator) to climb to the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and take this shot of the city beneath his shoes during Gulf Photo Plus 2013. Sez he:

My old battered shoes climbed the worlds tallest building today. What an amazing structure! Tweeting from 820 meters straight up!


(Pix: Joe McNally, Nicolas Lannuzel [Burj profile] and Wikimedia Commons [graph])