Jet2.com put its new seat design to the test by welcoming onboard the Tall Persons Club of Great Britain and Ireland. For summer 2011, all of the airline's planes will feature ergonomically designed seats, which have been shaped to provide maximum knee and leg room. Each of Jet2.com's Boeing 757 aircraft have already been refitted with the new seats and work is underway on the airline's fleet of 737s in time for next year's summer holiday season. Read more »
Finding clothes if you're tall is not as easy as you might think. There are always sacrifices that long-legged girls must make if they are to keep themselves in trend. So, rather than compromising this Christmas with a less than enthusiastic trip to the 'tall' section in the high street stores, go online where there is a fashion frenzy for those closer to six foot than five! Some believe a common mistake made by fashion labels and consumers Read more »
Have you all read our founder Phil Heinricy’s book Tall Man Talking? If not why not? You are missing out on a fantastic read about how the club was formed and is packed with great stories and information The book is available for sale through the club at £7.50 plus £2.49 P&P and will also be available at the Annual Gala weekends. Another Review... Writing a review of this book is rather like reviewing the bible. Any criticism Read more »
Are you more attracted to tall men? Well, researchers say it's all down to their perceived fighting ability! According to a new theory, women are more attracted to statuesque males because in evolutionary terms they are better at fighting - taller men can throw a more powerful punch making them more useful to the opposite sex. The scientists also found that our prehistoric ancestors punched hardest when they stood on two legs, suggesting that Read more »
The London long-running event continues every last Friday of the month (except for August and December). We meet in the Angel in the Fields, 37 Thayer St, London, W1U 2QY, from 6 pm, and we go for a meal at around 9.00pm. Nearest tube station is Bond Street (Central and Jubilee Lines). For a map please see http://bit.ly/fRwa1d Please feel free to come along if you're new (you don't have to be a member to come along)- we will try and grab Read more »
Post from Sharran Alexander, London Message to my TALL friends with children, We went to DAYS restaurant in Brighton and was charged full price for my ten year old son who is 5'5". We are finding more and more Chinese restaurants are using a height chart to determine whether you are an adult or child, is this not another discrimination against US? Since he is passing as an adult can he also order his own beers and spirits without them querying Read more »
From the BBC News: Being tall has been linked to a greater risk of 10 common cancers by University of Oxford researchers. For every four inches (10cm) above five feet a person was, the researchers said they had a 16% increased cancer risk. The study of more than one million women, published in The Lancet Oncology, suggested chemicals that control growth might also affect tumours. Cancer Research UK said tall people should not be alarmed by the Read more »
XYY syndrome is a condition in which a male receives an extra Y-chromosome, giving a total of 47 chromosomes instead of the more usual 46. The equivalent syndrome in females is known as Triple X syndrome. XYY syndrome, also known as 47 XYY, is usually asymptomatic and affects 1 in 1000 male births. It was first identified in 1961 and is thought to occur in 1 per 1000 live births. Because the syndrome does not impact significantly on the physical Read more »
A television company is developing a documentary about the experience of growing up as a young tall woman (aged 16-30) in the UK, in order to raise awareness of the issues and challenges faced by people in this situation, and to look at some of the unique services that are provided to tall people. Perhaps you are trying to date somebody taller than you, or you’re going to life coaching sessions, maybe you love your height or you loathe it. Perhaps Read more »
May 2013 » M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31Events on May 31, 2013
London's Last Friday of the month
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: May 31, 2013 - 11:30 pm
Location: Angel in the Fields, 37 Thayer St, London, W1U 2QY
Description: The Last Friday of the Month is a long-running London tradition where the tall people in and around London meet up to socialize.
We meet in the Angel in the Fields, 37 Thayer St, London, W1U 2QY from 7pm, and we will go for a meal at around 9.00pm.
Nearest tube station is Bond Street (Central and Jubilee Lines).
For a map please see http://bit.ly/fRwa1d
Please feel free to come along if you're new (you don't have to be a member to come along)- we will try and grab a table upstairs, where it should be a bit less busy. We're not hard to spot!
Looking forward to seeing you then,
Your London coordinator