We grow taller when we are young but stop growing after we have become adults. Believe it or not, there exists a unique island in this world where even adults can grow taller!
Most of the island’s inhabitants are very tall. Even foreigners may grow taller after living on the island for some time. The island’s unique characteristic has earned it the sobriquet “The Grow Taller Island”.
The island is called Martinique, which is situated in the Eastern Caribbean. It is a small country with a total land area of about 1,090 square kilometre and a population size of about 315,000 inhabitants.
Most of the island’s inhabitants are very tall. The average height of adult Martinican men is 190 cm, and the average height of adult Martinican women is 174 cm. If a Martinican man is shorter than 180 cm, he will likely be ridiculed as a “dwarf” by his peers.
What is even more remarkable is that foreigners may also grow taller after living on the island for some time; it doesn’t matter whether you are a kid, teenager, adult or an old man.
Legend has it that an unexplainable phenomenon will happen on the island every decade: all adults, men and women, on the island will mysteriously grow taller. If this mysterious grow-taller phenomenon is true, then it will be a great boon to short people who want to grow taller.
The island attracts tens of thousands of tourists from all around the world every year, and — unsurprisingly — many of them are short. For this reason, some people have even called Martinique “a paradise for short people”.
Not only humans, even animals, plants, and insects on the island grow at a more rapid rate than usual. Ants, flies, beetles, lizards, snakes etc. on the island also grow larger in size every decade. For example, some rats on the island have grown to the typical size of a cat.
Can there be a scientific explanation why the island’s inhabitants are so tall? Scientists have studied this puzzle for many years and finally, they found an answer.
Black spar crystal from Martinique:
It turns out that the island has a significant amount of a kind of radioactive mineral. This radioactive mineral can cause organic changes in the human body and stimulate its growth. Thus, it is no wonder that the island’s inhabitants are so tall. The grow-taller effect of the radioactive mineral may also affect tourists visiting the island and cause them to grow taller.
The island offers impressive landscapes and, on top of it, one may grow taller, isn’t it wonderful?