The term ‘seven foot man’ has been widely used in history to describe someone who is very tall, and this term is generally used in ancient Chinese war situations. But how tall is the real ‘seven foot man’?
The etymology of the term ‘seven foot man’ is quite profound, and its appearance can be traced back to the pre Qin period. In ancient times, seven feet referred to a height of 210 centimeters, which is 7 feet. At that time, being over two meters tall was very rare. So, according to ancient standards, the height of a “seven foot man” should be around 210 centimeters. However, due to the influence of various factors such as genetics, nutrition, and environment on human height, the specific value of the height of a “seven foot man” may vary depending on factors such as region and age.
If viewed by modern standards, a height of 210 centimeters is already quite high. According to the currently recognized height classification standards, men over 185 centimeters in height are defined as “tall”, and those over 200 centimeters in height are defined as “giants”. Therefore, we can believe that the height of a “seven foot man” should fall within the category of “giants”.
So is the height of a ‘seven foot man’ relatively common in modern society? In fact, with the continuous improvement of human living standards and medical technology, there are more and more tall people. According to statistics, the proportion of tall people in China has exceeded 10%, and it is not uncommon for those who are over 2 meters tall. Of course, this is related to personal genetics, nutrition, and environmental factors, and the height of different people also varies.
Overall, the term ‘seven foot man’ has become a cultural symbol and a traditional cultural image with a long history. We can not only learn about the war history of ancient China from it, but also feel the changes in human height and the development of human civilization. In today’s society, although the ‘seven foot man’ is no longer the only symbol, it still carries historical memories, and it is necessary for people to recall and inherit it.