Irish people were better looking in the 1950s -Dr Chris Luke

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According to Dr Chris Luke our grandparents from 1950s were better looking than modern irish people, they were thinner ate less and were better dressed. I heard him discussing this with Pat Kenny , even the photos from Italia 90 show us as being thinner and healthier looking
 


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I think they were certainly fitter, owing to the stigma surrounding wasting good food that may have resulted from ancestral memories of the famine.
 

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According to Dr Chris Luke our grandparents from 1950s were better looking than modern irish people, they were thinner ate less and were better dressed. I heard him discussing this with Pat Kenny , even the photos from Italia 90 show us as being thinner and healthier looking
We were certainly paler.....👶
 

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According to Dr Chris Luke our grandparents from 1950s were better looking than modern irish people, they were thinner ate less and were better dressed. I heard him discussing this with Pat Kenny , even the photos from Italia 90 show us as being thinner and healthier looking
Levels of attractiveness are far too subjective for him to be able to state this with such certainty.

Especially as he's using such criteria as diet and thinness.
 

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According to Dr Chris Luke our grandparents from 1950s were better looking than modern irish people, they were thinner ate less and were better dressed. I heard him discussing this with Pat Kenny , even the photos from Italia 90 show us as being thinner and healthier looking
Pat Kenny couldn't wait to get him on the phone to discuss this. A most looks-obsessed broadcaster, although a good one.
 

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Bear in mind that TB did wonders for the looks. Noel Browne has a lot to answer for.

A top consultant...hasn’t he retired from that job? In the interests of balance, we should surely be hearing from bottom consultants as well.
 

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In fairness black and white photos are flattering, you dont see the details like wrinkles . But people were definitely more stylishly dressed especially men with hats and suits, no beer bellies, track suit bottoms or trousers hanging off the butt.
Also people were fitter because they were doing physical not sedentary jobs. I think thats the biggest health issue today , too many people sitting in offices all day.
 

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Sugar was actually quite plentiful. Even poor people could afford bread and butter with a mug of sugary tae.
What was largely absent was; flouride in the water, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and orthodontists.
 

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No surgery tae in our house I'm afraid, but tooth brushes and awful tasting toothpaste was readily available.
Homemade soda bread and good old country butter, jasus I'd gladly do jail for those treats now.

74 years old and 5 teeth missing, not bad eh.
 

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According to Dr Chris Luke our grandparents from 1950s were better looking than modern irish people, they were thinner ate less and were better dressed. I heard him discussing this with Pat Kenny , even the photos from Italia 90 show us as being thinner and healthier looking
Agree and probably a lot more intelligent
 


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