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Singers Elton John and Lily Allen have also handed over their denims to the American artist and designer Johny Dar to transform and then auction them off for the International Committee for Refugees (ICR). Within hours of the jeans going up on the online auction site Catawiki, someone had already bid 5,000 euros ($5,500) for Stone's, while the multicoloured makeover of the singer Pink's jeans had reached 3,000 euros Tuesday. "The world refugee crisis has had an impact on everyone," said the designer Dar, adding that the online auction would close in October.
South Korean women and Iranian men are significantly taller than they were 100 years ago but Americans have barely grown, according to a new study Tuesday that reflects nutritional and environmental factors. Researchers at Imperial College London used data from around the world to track the height of young adults between 1914 and 2014 in over 200 countries and territories. Where once Scandinavia and the United States produced the tallest men, the Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia and Latvia now top the rankings, with Dutch men measuring an average height of 182.5 cm (five feet 10 inches).