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Why do people of some countries (e.g. Russia) have long legs?

Pat Harkin, As a pathologist I have looked “under the hood” on one or two human bodies. Answered September 14, 2015 You could ask that question (with suitable multipliers) for any other pair of body measurements – it’s really all asking the same question “Why aren’t we all exactly the same shape?” And I have to admit I don’t really know. We all have (well, almost all) the same number of noses and kidneys. But there’s a range of “normal” finger length and ear length so your ear might be bigger than your little finger and mine smaller – but that doesn’t really answer WHY there is this variation. In time like this, I always fall back on three explanations 1) over long timescales and for large populations, there’s a survivial advantage 2) it’s down to quantum or 3) a wizard did it.

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