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    Ok, you guys.

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    Taking someone's advice here on the forum, I contorted myself last night to measure my stiz bones. Other than feeling like I was in a bad porn movie, I got a measurement of 850 mm! Is this even possible? And let's just say this isn't some kind of operator error- does anyone make a seat to hold those up?
    What's going on with that? Should I be in a circus side-show? I look normal...
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    definitely not. you could prolly give birth to a baby giraffe if that was so. Try again.
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    *chuckles at AR's giraffe remark*

    No, I don't think that 850mm is possible. How did you go about measuring?

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    Are you sure that's what the tape measure/ruler said? 850mm is like three quarters of a yard -- never mind giving birth to a giraffe, an elephant baby would likely pass through that!!!

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    I had to look it up, an elephant's pelvic canal is more in the range of 400-500 mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    I had to look it up
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    So...

    once we've all recoverd from chuckling, and the elephant AND the giraffe are back where they belong - please don't take what I (or the others) said personally, I'm sure you are a wonderful, pretty lady - now can you just feel for your sitbones to get a rough estimate? Should be way less than a hand span.
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    Maybe try measuring in inches (I assume that's the system you're most familiar with because you're in the USA) and then convert?

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    We may look dumb but believe it or not, we can figure out centimeters

    Chick- exactly what method did you use to measure? Did it involve sitting on foam or play dough? Or did you just wrap a tape measure around your butt?
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    Hee hee!

    Sorry Chicken Little - please believe that nobody would be laughing if this were physically possible (at least I would HOPE not!). I think maybe there was a bit of operator error. I think you must have measured the wrong bones, or something . 850mm = about 33.5". Just under a yard. The chair I'm sitting on is 16-1/2".

    I didn't know you could even look up the size of an elephant's pelvic canal.

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    Um, maybe it's a math error. Let me pour a glass of wine, take myself to dinner, smoke a cigarette and get out the tape measure. It will take a little bit, as I can't do this at work. Post later. I am also laughing at myself!
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    Maybe your measuring tape has the first decimal, and it was 85mm instead of 850mm???
    Thank you Alpinerabbit for the longest laugh of the day - the baby giraffe thing cracked me up!
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    Okiedokie- after further measuring and investigation, I apparently pulled the wrong tape measure from the sewing box, the lights were dim, and I had just had a glass of wine, and only one contact was in place. Now, the correct measurement of my saddle sore hiney is 76.3mm. Not enough to pass a giraffe.

    Anyway, is there is scale somewhere that tells me what saddle fits this measurement?
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    Hummmm...

    Is it me or that's also odd?

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    Yeah, don't we usually talk about like, 140 mm???

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