Colossal: The Science of Human Height


From fictional obsessions with impossible giants to questions to height psychology and the upper and lower limits of human size, join Robert and Joe for a massive exploration of human height in this episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast.

Colossal: The Science of Human Height

Image Caption: The Colossus of Rhodes, a giant statue of the sun god Helios measuring 34 metres, towers over the island's harbour, circa 250 BC. Completed in 280 BC, it was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but was destroyed by an earthquake in 224 BC. A painting by Mario Larrinaga. (Photo by Three Lions/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Topics in this Podcast: Humans, evolution, biology