Science: Fairgoers

At Chicago's Century of Progress last summer was a sweltering little booth labeled "Anthropometric Laboratory for the Measurement of Man." Many a male & female visitor to the Hall of Social Sciences went in to get measured, answer the queries of Harvard scientists. When the Fair was over the researchers took back to Cambridge data on 3,100 Fairgoers. Harvard's famed Anthropologist Earnest Albert Hooton (Up from the Ape) declared the Chicago material was "the best anthropological cross-section of the American people ever made."

John Fairgoer was found to be 29.15 years old. Taller and...

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