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Old 02-10-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
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Is there something in the water in Croatia, or is this some bizarre genetic experiment gone wrong?

Karlovic 6'10'' (208 cm)
Cilic 6'5'' (195 cm)
Ancic 6'5'' (195 cm)
Ljubicic (the baby) 6'4'' (193 cm)

Seriously, are Croatians in general inherently tall, or is this just an amazing coincidence?
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:17 PM   #2
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Ivanisevic also ranks very high in that list
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:27 PM   #3
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Ivanisevic also ranks very high in that list
yep... 6'4'' (193 cm)
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:29 PM   #4
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its quite an attractive quality.
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:33 PM   #5
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It's a combination of diet, genes and physical fitness. One man out 40 is above 2m and that's just sick!
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My Polish friend says it's because they liveclose to Chernobyl

Seriously, I don't know what it is, but it makes for some greattennis and basketball players.
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:58 PM   #7
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My Polish friend says it's because they liveclose to Chernobyl

Seriously, I don't know what it is, but it makes for some greattennis and basketball players.
That would be close as in around 700 miles away, right?
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Many young players are tall.

Ancic 6;5
Berdych 6;5
Monfils 6;5
Querrey 6;6
Del Potro 6;5

Also on the women's side.

Sharapova 6;2
Safina 6;0
Ivanovic 6;0
Vaidisova 6;0

And most of them are from Eastern Europe.
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obvious juice
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Someone has to say it:

'In more than one way? '
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Im the shortest male in my family at 6'2 (6'3 on a good day)
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because juice helps you gain height... if you asked 100 people who is more likely taking roids... ivan or Nadal.... 95would say Nadal and other 5 would be Nadals mom, dad, uncle tony, you and adam
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Simple fact humans average heights (both men and women) has been increasing for thousands of years.
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