Originally Posted by Sweet4Richard
Funny that this topic is here but in Anthropology we talked about this.
My teacher said that girls have their growth spurt at the beginning of puberty while guys at the end. So I am (17 years old) probably finished growing while a guy who is 17 (or 19) is still growing. Puberty doesn't officially end until 25 years old so Richard (on any guy for that matter) could still be adding to their height until their 25. So yeah if we go according to my teacher, its very possible that Richard gained an extra inch.
It's funny that you mention that. Since puberty time and such are really weird these days (especially in North America) hieght my be affected as well and not follow historical anthropological trends. For example, I am the kind to get growth towards the end, but many of people that I grew up with and went through at the same time had the huge spurt right at the beginning, and that was the end for them and they never grew again. Where I am the opposite, I had a huge spurt and I am still going little by little.
Funny how evolution hits humans and other species.. At any rate, he's of perfect height