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Pictograph shows the average height of women sparking hilarious debate

October 9th, 2020

Especially in today’s climate, people are debating a lot of things. But one’s proved quite funny. In that case, some heavy discussions occurred online that have to do with the average woman’s height. Now more than ever, we all need a good laugh.

Sandy Allen

In case you don’t already know, this is the name of the tallest woman in the world. Standing at 7’ 7”, Sandy towers over the average women. But according to a bizarre pictograph, it appears height varies dramatically depending on origin.

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Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

Posted pictograph

Not long ago, a woman by the name of Sabah Ibrahim from India saw a pictograph showing the average height of women from around the world. She was shocked. The proportions were so unbelievably off, it made females from her country look like miniature toys in comparison.

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Twitter@reina_sabah Source: Twitter@reina_sabah

She had to share

After seeing the ridiculous pictograph, Sabah had to share the pictograph on social media. It didn’t take long for others to notice. That simple gesture quickly turned into a hilarious roast.

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Unsplash/Dole777 Source: Unsplash/Dole777

The caption

As if the pictograph wasn’t funny enough, Sabah added a hilarious caption. That really got the ball rolling. People from around the globe began to respond with funny and sarcastic comments. This made the debate even funnier.

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Twitter@reina_sabah Source: Twitter@reina_sabah

Her thoughts

So, here’s the deal. When Sabah saw the pictograph and its silliness, it reminded her of how too often, data gets presented so that it significantly distorts the image’s real meaning. As she stated, “I shared it on Twitter with what I thought was a throwaway sarcastic comment.”

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Twitter@reina_sabah Source: Twitter@reina_sabah

She had more to say

Sabah wasn’t done. She went on to say the reason the graph is so misleading is “because the y axis starts at 0 and jumps to 5 foot…the space between the zero and 5’ is massively compressed.” Since so much data was used, that’s what resulted in the silly disproportion.

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Unsplash/Markus Winkler’ Source: Unsplash/Markus Winkler’

Poking fun

Before long, a lot of online users started to make fun of the pictograph along with Sabah. After she posted “Stop yelling, you will alert the Latvians,” one person had a great comeback. But there were many more to follow.

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Twitter/z3tina Source: Twitter/z3tina

It didn’t stop there

Another individual shared their own opinion by tweeting, “Excuse me while I put myself on this graph.” Then, the person uploaded a modified version of the original pictograph. People were having a blast with this, which to Sabah came as a big surprise. She wasn’t expecting her tweet to go viral.

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Twitter/alexmegami Source: Twitter/alexmegami

A photographer’s viewpoint

One photographer added a comment. They explained this type of misleading visualization “is a major reason why so many people have an inaccurate or incomplete understanding of scientific research and why so many people justifiably don’t trust results presented like this.” This individual has a great point.

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Unsplash/James Bold Source: Unsplash/James Bold

Additional comments

Yet another poster said, “Don’t step on the Indian lady, please” while someone else stated, “I feel that the Swedes were too tall to fit on the chart.” To that comment, one person wrote the most hilarious tweet ever.

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Twitter@SublightMonster Source: Twitter@SublightMonster

No one has any idea who created the original pictograph and while perhaps they tried their best, let’s just say it was a miserable failure. The good news…tons of people had a great time making fun of it. To read all of the responses to Sabah’s post, go to her Twitter account.

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