Skip to comments.Scientists reveal ideal European nose size (AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT)
Posted on 08/25/2002 12:48:10 PM PDT by MadIvan
Swiss scientists have worked out the ideal dimensions for a European nose.
They say at the age of 30, the average European man's nose is 5.8cm long, and sticks out 2.6cm from the face.
For a woman of the same age, the average length is 5.1cm with 2.2cm sticking out.
In the first research of its kind, scientists and doctors have put together growth charts showing normal nose sizes for every age group from newborn to 97.
The aim of the research, reported in the American Journal of Medical Genetics, is to help doctors diagnose particular syndromes where nose size can be an early symptom of disease.
The Independent on Sunday says Swiss researchers looked at more than 2,500 European noses, around 50 from each age group.
The team measured the length, the distance the nose sticks out, and the distance between the bottom of the nose and the upper lip, known as the philtrum.
Findings also show nose size and protrusion to be larger in males. Continual growth development could be expected throughout adulthood because noses are mainly formed of cartilage which, unlike the bony structures of the head, continue to enlarge.
By the time a man reaches his 97th birthday, his nose is likely to be at least 6.6cm long while a woman's nose at the same age will have grown to 6.1cm.
The researchers say the data only works for those of European descent.
You may do, but oh am I glad I've had dinner long ago... ;)
Unfortunately, it's in the statistical distribution of human nose size measurements. Me, Jimmy Durante, and Karl Malden I guess.
Well look on the bright side, Jimmy Durante did not die poor. ;)
Kennewick Man, discovered in Kennewick, WA, in 1996. Dated to 9,300 B.C., strongly suggesting that Europeans beat today's American Indians to the Americas. Indians are using the federal government to force the immediate hiding and reburial of all such bones before they can be studied further, which would likely reveal that they were not the "original Americans" after all.
The horror...the horror...
Jean-Luc, that you? ;)
Yes perhaps he realised his nose was taking on French proportions and in desperation he had it whittled down... ;)
"Alleged Native Americans" has a rice ring to it!
Then they'd start claiming EU grants as they would be "nasally challenged". No thank you. ;)
Great, now I will have dreams of Patrick Stewart singing "Oklahoma". ;)
Ooooooklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plain...
Swiss francs did. I suspect that if the public gets wind of this, there will be some explaining to do.
When applied to Billy Jeff Clinton, it's probably a symptom of drug abuse!
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