Research has shown that Dutch men are the tallest in the world, with the average man clocking in at an imposing centimeters 6 feet. Meanwhile, Latvian women are the tallest among their female peers, with the average woman reaching centimeters 5 feet 7 inches. Fortunately, their national counterparts are not far behind—Dutch women are the second-tallest in the world, while Latvian men are fourth in the male stakes. The study, published Tuesday in the journal eLife , brings together data from countries over a century from to , tracking growth trends around the world.
Why You Will Almost Definitely Have to Change Your Name When Speaking Latvian
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Women's Ministries. Our work this past year has been fruitful and richly blessed. Due to the sizeable economic crisis in Latvia, our support for the soup kitchens operating in Latvian churches has been particularly meaningful. Your support for organizing a special camp for 30 children and young people with special needs became a reality. The majority of these children were at a Christian camp for the first time, and some for the first time at camp. You can imagine how meaningful your support is to these families during the current economic crisis.
Latvia marks Lāčplēša Diena
Nothing so strange there, perhaps — few expect to find much familiar in the languages of small countries that they visit, or to recognise many of the names or faces of people on posters or in newspapers. But in Latvian, something strange happens even to the names of those people we foreigners do recognise. A year later, I moved to the city to take up a job teaching English, and there I experienced further surprises. Why else add these unwanted appendages to our names?
It is a day when cities vacate and every civil servant and bank clerk shows their pagan side. It originated as an ancient fertility festival celebrated after sowing the crops and before gathering harvest. Cheese with caraway seeds, meat patties and beer are a must for every table. People light bonfires, jump over them and celebrate until the sunrise. Families get together in their countryside homes.