Are you curious about how your dib is relative to other Hmong dibs? The Asian American Woman’s Club at UMN wanted to find out and they were not afraid to ask. When questioned why they did not do a comparison between different vegetables. Trish Lynn, president of AAW said,
“Well, we thought it would be unfair to measure other vegetables since dibs are the most popular in our Hmong culture.”
She refused our request for details why. During the Saint Paul Hmong New Years AAW offered one free meal or papaya voucher to any Hmong women willing to honestly answer a few questions for their research.
They gathered 1,276 participants for this survey and asked these women to estimate as accurately as possible their past or present Hmong dibs; the length of their pre-season dibs as well as the length of their full-seasoned dibs. After removing the high and low numbers, they averaged the rest of the data. The results!! The heavier participants in this survey choose a free meal, while the more lightweight participants choose papaya. Oh wait! the other results,
Avg. Hmong dib in the pre-season = 3.28 inches.
Avg. Hmong erect dib = 4.92 inches.
The shortest dib mentioned was 2.92 inches and longest mentioned was 5.5 inches. Don’t stress too much if you’ve grown some on the lower end of the scale. Ninety percent of the Hmong women surveyed said that size of a person’s dib is not as important as the seeds inside them.
ZQ wants your take on this research. If you are a female, please comment if you would choose the free meal or papaya. If you are a male, please comment and share your measurements. We already know you will lie and add inches so we will run it through our formula and subtract 3 inches.