Just goes to show you how tall and rare 6'5" is
#1
Quote:During his time at BU, he also was a classmate of future radio talk show host Howard Stern, whom O'Reilly noticed because Stern was the only student on campus taller than he was.

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_O%27R...Early_life

BU stands for Boston University, which I'm sure was almost 100% white at that time. So the tallest guy at that school was 6'5".
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(05-17-2018, 08:34 PM)marcus Wrote:
Quote:During his time at BU, he also was a classmate of future radio talk show host Howard Stern, whom O'Reilly noticed because Stern was the only student on campus taller than he was.

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_O%27R...Early_life

BU stands for Boston University, which I'm sure was almost 100% white at that time. So the tallest guy at that school was 6'5".
Yes 6'5 is pretty rare since it around 99.6 percentile. Most people are suprised when they hear that 6'0 is 83 percentile and 6'2 is like 95 percentiles. But I find it hard to believe that 6'5 was the tallest person at that school since that it is university with thousands of people and if 6'5 is really 99.6 percentile than it seems that there shoud be a couple people that would be taller than him. Especially if there is a basketball team.
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(05-17-2018, 08:48 PM)Ja533 Wrote:
(05-17-2018, 08:34 PM)marcus Wrote:
Quote:During his time at BU, he also was a classmate of future radio talk show host Howard Stern, whom O'Reilly noticed because Stern was the only student on campus taller than he was.

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_O%27R...Early_life

BU stands for Boston University, which I'm sure was almost 100% white at that time. So the tallest guy at that school was 6'5".
Yes 6'5 is pretty rare since it around 99.6 percentile. Most people are suprised when they hear that 6'0 is 83 percentile and 6'2 is like 95 percentiles. But I find it hard to believe that 6'5 was the tallest person at that school since that it is university with thousands of people and if 6'5 is really 99.6 percentile than it seems that there shoud be a couple people that would be taller than him. Especially if there is a basketball team.

Well that's what O'Reilly said. Maybe he didn't take the basketball team into account, I don't know.
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#4
Yeah but people were shorter back then. No way a 6'5" guy would be the tallest guy in the same college today, or any college for that matter.
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#5
(05-17-2018, 10:00 PM)celtiberian Wrote: Yeah but people were shorter back then. 

Not according to this chart:

[Image: averageheightusa.jpg]
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#6
6'5 is about 1 in 150 for young white men so on a 20,000 student campus one should expect there to be roughly 60-70 male students 6'5 or taller. 6'6+ is about 1 in 470 so on a 20,000 campus one could expect 20-21 guys who are noticeably taller than Stern. That doesn't include sports teams which will make those numbers even higher. Maybe Stern got lucky that there weren't any 6'6+ guys at his school but I find it hard to believe that he was the only 6'5 guy. Personally, when I went to WSU for 4 years I saw plenty of 6'5-6'7 guys and a few 6'8-6'9. Guys who are O'reilly's height you can see multiple times daily if you just walk around a bit during busy hours. 
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