How Big Can a Person Get?

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  • Published on:  4/15/2013
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    Music by Jake Chudnow
    http://www.soundcloud.com/jakechudnow
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    Veritasium video on single photons and frog eyes: https://www.201tube.com/video/cztocbHiiqQ/video.html

    British Pathe Robert Wadlow video: https://www.201tube.com/video/5McWw03Ryrs/video.html

    Earth Unplugged channel: https://www.201tube.com/user/EarthUnpluggedTV

    AsapScience Moon Illusion video: https://www.201tube.com/video/49RztN4Bqu0/video.html

    interactive DNA model: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/dna/builddna/

    Igor Vovkovinsky: http://www.thetallestman.com/igorvovkovinskiy.htm

    Sultan Kösen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_K%C3%B6sen

    Robert Wadlow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wadlow

    André the Giant:

    http://twentytwowords.com/2012/01/26/andre-the-giant-holding-a-can-of-beer/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_the_Giant

    tallest woman: http://www.thetallestman.com/zengjinlian.htm

    human height:

    http://io9.com/5789332/in-search-of-the-worlds-tallest-human
    http://erinjenne.blogspot.co.uk/2011_02_01_archive.html
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:lL-vNccMG8MJ:www.naturalheightgrowth.com/2012/09/20/what-is-the-tallest-theoretical-height-of-the-human-species/+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

    Genetic manipulation of height: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/04/11/1081621836499.html

    Square-cube law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square-cube_law

    Largest dinosaurs: http://www.walkingwithdinosaurs.com/news/editorial/biggest-dinosaurs-amphicoelias-bruhathkayosaurus/1/

    Giraffatitan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giraffatitan

    Bruhathkayosaurus:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruhathkayosaurus
    http://smart-pustaka.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/bruhathkayosaurus-matleyi.html

    Blue Whale:

    Mars and Earth comparrison: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/Mars_Earth_Comparison_2.jpg

    Mars-born people being taller: http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/1160-would-humans-born-on-mars-grow-taller-than-earthlings-.html

    biology of body size and shape:

    http://dinosaurtheory.com/scaling.html
    http://fathom.lib.uchicago.edu/2/21701757/
    http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/lectures/scaling.html
    http://supersonicman.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/the-square-cube-law-all-animals-jump-the-same-height/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allometry

    Guy Murche book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Seven-Mysteries-Life-Murchie/dp/0395957915

    Sound calculator: http://www.sengpielaudio.com/calculator-distancelaw.htm

    How far away is the horizon?

    http://mintaka.sdsu.edu/GF/explain/atmos_refr/horizon.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:How_far_away_is_the_horizon.png
    http://www.howitworksdaily.com/environment/what-is-the-maximum-distance-the-human-eye-can-see-if-unobstructed/

    Angular size:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angular_diameter
    http://burro.astr.cwru.edu/Academics/Astr221/Light/parallax.html

    Anuglar size calculator: http://planetcalc.com/1897/

    Smallest angular size naked eye can see: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1994JBAA..104...86W

    Animal olfaction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olfaction#Olfaction_in_plants_and_animals

    Human body radiation emission: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-body_radiation#Human_body_emission

    Humans emitting light in visible spectrum: http://www.livescience.com/7799-strange-humans-glow-visible-light.html

    Final .gif: http://i.imgur.com/X8M5X.gif
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