09 junho 2017

What Do Bicycles Have To Do With Height?

The bicycle was credited with raising the average height of Frenchmen. Why? Because it was suddenly quick, easy, and affordable to travel greater distances than ever before. Unlike horses the bicycle did not need to be fed or housed. The rural French could suddenly travel further to purchase needed items, or to look for spouses – and as a result, the number of cousin marriages declined.

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