Stand tall and stick your head into the cloud of joy, for today we're celebrating National Tall Person Day. This is a day when we honor all the skyscrapers among us, from the ones who need to duck to avoid doorframes to those forever asked to fetch things from upper shelves.
It's national tall person day on the 21st June.
Although there's not a definitive source as to who or when someone first came up with the idea of National Tall Person Day, the internet picked up on the concept and positively ran with it. The biggest surge of mentions occurred on the 21st of June, 2016, which seems the perfect time to celebrate our tall friends – the longest day of the year!
Think beyond the height jokes on National Tall Person Day. Perhaps it’s a day to reflect on the literal ups and literal downs of being tall, or a day for shorter people to imagine a world of constantly banged heads and “oh sorry, I didn’t see you up there”. You could also celebrate by gifting your tall friends things they constantly need: extendable shower heads, XL clothing, or a cool pair of stilts just for laughs.
More than just a nod to those who can change lightbulbs without a step ladder, National Tall Person Day is a celebration of individuality and uniqueness. It's a day full of fun where we cherish our differences and remind everyone that, no matter how tall you are, it's what inside that counts the most.
The term 'tall person' began to be used in the 1300s to describe individuals who were noticeably above average height. In this period, being tall was often associated with nobility and power. Height was seen as a symbol of social status and superiority.
During the 1800s, there was a growing interest in the study of human physical characteristics. This led to further exploration of height and the term 'tall person' became more commonly used to describe individuals with a significant height advantage over others.
With the development of standardized height measurements, the term 'tall person' gained more widespread recognition in the scientific community. It became a useful way to define individuals with a height above a certain statistically determined threshold.
In the late 20th century, the term 'tall person' became a widely accepted and commonly used term to describe individuals of above-average height in everyday conversation. It infiltrated popular culture and media, leading to an increased awareness and acceptance of tall individuals.
Today, being a 'tall person' carries positive connotations, often associated with qualities such as confidence, attractiveness, and leadership. In various fields, such as basketball and modeling, height is considered an advantageous trait, further contributing to the cultural significance and recognition of the term.
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