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  • Brazilian model who is nearly SEVEN FEET tall reveals an undiagnosed tumor caused her incredible growth as a child - as she says marrying a man 16 INCHES shorter than her helped her to embrace her height

    06/09/2021 3:49:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 8, 2021 | Staff
    An undiscovered pituitary gland tumor has turned a woman into a giant at nearly seven feet tall - leaving her towering over her family and her husband. Aspiring model Elisane Silva, 26, from Salinopolis, Brazil, has been dubbed 'Brazil's Tallest Woman' due to her standing at six feet eight inches. She is the tallest member of her family and towers over her husband, Francinaldo Da Silva Carvalho, 31, who is just five-foot-four. 'Since I was 10 years old, I always noticed that there wasn't something quite right as I was the only one in my family and class that stood...
  • Rand Paul accuses Liz Cheney of wanting 'perpetual war,' SHE takes a shot at his height

    12/10/2020 9:59:11 PM PST · by RandFan · 42 replies
    Fox ^ | Dec 10 | By Thomas Barrabi
    Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney exchanged heated words Thursday after the senator held up the passage of a $740 billion defense bill over language that could delay the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Paul opposes a provision that would limit the president’s ability to withdraw troops deployed overseas, arguing the bill would create “535 commanders in chief.” The senator took aim at Cheney during a lengthy speech on the Senate floor, accusing the House Republican Conference chair of supporting executive power to start military conflicts but not to withdraw from them. “The neoconservative philosophy...
  • The US Air Force is removing height restrictions for pilots, which will allow more women to serve

    05/25/2020 10:56:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | May 25, 2020 | Harmeet Kaur
    (CNN) — The US Air Force has removed its minimum height requirements for prospective pilots, doing away with a barrier that had disadvantaged women. Previously, aspiring Air Force pilots were required to have a standing height of 5'4" to 6'5" and a sitting height of 34 to 40 inches. Applicants shorter than 5'4" or taller than 6'5" had to submit a waiver. Though most height waivers were approved, the restrictions eliminated about 44% of the US female population ages 20 to 29, according to the Air Force.
  • Karen Gillan admits she has had male co-stars stand on boxes so they appear taller than her [tr]

    11/28/2019 3:30:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 27, 2019 | Sean O'Grady
    Karen Gillan has revealed male co-stars have had to stand on boxes so they don't appear shorter than her on screen. The former Doctor Who star, 32, who is 5'11, also admitted that on some film sets, bosses have gone so far as to ban her from wearing high heels so she does not tower over her male co-stars. Speaking on the Beauty Fashion Friends podcast, Karen said she has '100 per cent' been stopped from wearing heels in the past.
  • Diary of soldier who became 1st World War hero..Bantam regiment for people below 5ft 3ins [tr]

    11/21/2019 6:54:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 20, 2019 | Nick Enoch
    The heroics of a pint-sized First World War captain who served in a special unit for short soldiers can finally be told after his war diary went up for sale - including how he repelled four German attacks. Captain Angus McKenzie Forsyth was under 5ft 3ins, which was below the British Army's minimum height requirement. But such was the necessity to recruit men to fight in the trenches, special 'Bantam' units were formed for vertically challenged Tommies Men who measured between 4ft 10ins and 5ft 3ins were eligible. Capt Forsyth volunteered as an inexperienced 20-year-old in September 1914, and joined...
  • Bridezilla cancels her wedding because her fiancé refused to ditch his 5ft 3in best man [tr]

    11/18/2019 2:17:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2019 | Bridie Pearson-Jones
    A bride-to-be has called off her wedding after her fiance refused to ditch his best man because he was too short and had a unibrow crooked teeth. The anonymous bride said the best man is only '5ft 3' and would look 'ridiculous' escorting her 'beautiful' sister down the aisle. Posting on Facebook, the bride, believed to be from the US, revealed: 'I'm getting married next Saturday. 'All of my bridesmaids are gorgeous and honestly I can't imagine having better looking friends.
  • Five-foot-tall customer says he's GLAD his rant went viral he's the 'modern day Martin [tr]

    07/11/2019 10:44:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2019 | Hannah Parry and Matthew Wright
    The mighty bagel shop customer who left a larger-than-life impression after he went on a rant about being vertically challenged claims he is the 'Martin Luther King' of short people, proclaiming himself to be a 'prophet.' Chris Morgan, a 45-year-old divorced, childless cleaning company owner from Long Island told the what happened in the run up to that viral video. He claims he asked for his order three times, but the girl behind the counter claimed she couldn't understand him. 'The third time, she smirked with her friends,' he shared. 'She was laughing and talking with her friends, putting...
  • Why Do Guys Spread Their Legs When Sitting on The Subway?

    01/04/2019 7:50:27 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 117 replies ^ | 8/7/14 | Gabrielle Moss
    There are only a few sure things we can count on in this crazy, ever-changing world: The moon's regal orbit around the earth. The gentle change of the seasons. And the fact that, on any given subway car, there will be at least one man with his legs spread across multiple seats. A problem as frustrating as it is mysterious, the man who takes up multiple seats on public transit with his splayed-out legs inspires all sorts of questions among his fellow riders: Is the leg-spreader exercising his male privilege, or, as some defenders would have you believe, merely attending...
  • Has Korea meeting revealed Kim Jong-un’s TRUE height? Dictator is officially 5ft 7in [tr]

    04/27/2018 10:46:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 27, 2018 | Sara Malm
    Kim Jong-Un reportedly claims to be 5ft7in tall - however pictures from today's summit in South Korea appear to tell a different story. The North Korean dictator looks at least one inch shorter than South Korean President Moon Jae-In - who is reportedly 5ft 6in. Photos of the pair standing and walking side-by-side in the border village of Panmunjom, shows that Kim is shorter than President Moon, despite his infamous bouffant hairstyle.
  • Short men are more likely to lose their hair: Four genes that cause teenagers [tr]

    03/10/2017 3:43:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2017 | Victoria Allen
    Short men are in greater danger of losing their hair early, because both are in their genes. Men who feel they have lost the genetic lottery by being short may be unhappy to hear the same genes could cause their hair to fall out. But the testosterone which can cause boys to stop growing early, by closing the plates at the end of their bones during their teenage years, is also thought to cause baldness.
  • Why Short Men Come Up Short

    03/28/2016 4:40:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | March 28, 2016 | Tim Olds
    Spurned by women, more likely to end up in jail, doomed to earn less, destined to languish in poorly paid jobs, plagued by feelings of inferiority and coming up short where coming up matters most, you’d think life had dealt the short straw to short men. And maybe it has.
  • Roots of Napoleon complex may be justified: Study finds short men get short end of stick in life

    03/10/2016 6:00:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 9, 2016 | Ariana Eunjung Cha
    History tells us of countless short men who have achieved greatness. Napoleon. Deng Xiaoping. Voltaire. Ludwig van Beethoven. James Madison. Psychologists have speculated, perhaps unflatteringly, that their success may be driven by a kind of paranoid complex that makes them overcompensate — for what they perceive as disadvantages of their stature — by being more aggressive and ambitious than the rest of us.
  • Is minimum height for pilots unfair to women? (Germany)

    02/18/2016 9:38:32 AM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies ^ | Feb. 18, 2016
    Is 162 centimetres metres (five feet three inches) too short for an aircraft pilot? Lufthansa regulations say that their crew must be at least 165 centimetres tall - but one applicant has now dragged them to Germany's highest labour court for discrimination.The young woman got through the first few rounds of the extremely tough application process for a coveted pilot position at Europe's biggest airline. Candidates must speak fluent English and German, be physically fit and mentally dependable. No standard minimum height And - one more thing - pilots must be between 165 and 198 centimetres tall. "That's to ensure...
  • Sorry gentleman, but size DOES matter: Short men 'have fewer sexual partners than their taller [tr]

    09/30/2015 11:32:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 30, 2015 | Madlen Davies
    They say size doesn't matter. But when it comes to getting the girls, it seems short men really do miss out. Men who are petite of stature have fewer sexual partners than taller men, a study has found. Researchers looked at how people's height and weight affected how many sexual partners they had. While short men had the least number of sexual partners, the researchers were surprised to find that tall men did not always have the best sex lives.
  • Why Dutch People Are So Tall

    04/08/2015 7:17:23 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    BI - AFP ^ | 4-8-2015 | Richard Ingham, AFP
    Richard Ingham, AFPApril 8, 2015 The Netherlands is the land of giants: on average, its women stand almost 5 feet 6 inches tall, and its men 6 feet tall. But how the Dutch became the world's tallest people has been somewhat of a mystery. After all, two centuries ago they were renowned for being among the shortest. What happened since then? A popular explanation is nutrition -- a calorie-stuffed diet rich in meat and dairy products. But that can't be the whole story, experts say. Other European countries, too, have enjoyed similar prosperity and a rise in living standards, yet...
  • Why ARE today's stars so short? Actors were once strapping hunks and muscular specimens.

    03/19/2015 11:06:09 AM PDT · by donna · 155 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03-19-15 | Quentin Letts
    Actors were once strapping hunks, thick-thighed he-men who had only to arrive at a film premiere to make everyone’s eyes bulge. These Adonises towered above lesser mortals and had their suits made specially for them because they were such muscular specimens. That’s the way things were when the likes of John Wayne (6ft 4in), Gregory Peck (6ft 3in), Charlton Heston (6ft 3in) and Clint Eastwood (6ft 4in) were in their prime. They were big men playing big characters, often on top of enormous horses or engaged in butch boxing bouts. Compare that with the recent Oscars ceremony, when our own...
  • Sorry shorties, tall dudes have their pick of the dating pool

    08/28/2014 7:31:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 27, 2014 | Abby Phillip
    There is already a growing body of research suggesting that tall men are generally paid better and are viewed as more masculine and competent. A new paper suggests that their height advantage also spills over into personal lives. “There seems to be an almost universal agreement among men and women that they would prefer to be in a relationship where the man is taller,” said Abigail Weitzman, lead author of the study published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a nonprofit organization that focuses on how the economy works.
  • Humans Grew More Than 4 Inches In The Last 100 Years

    05/02/2014 3:41:15 PM PDT · by blam · 68 replies
    BI - The Conversation UK ^ | 5-2-2014 | Tim Hatton, University of Essex, The Conversation
    Humans Grew More Than 4 Inches In The Last 100 Years The Conversation Tim Hatton, University of Essex, The Conversation May 2, 2014, 5:02 PM It is a commonplace for children to be taller than their parents, but four generations ago this wasn’t the case. A recent study of soldiers around the age of 20 who enlisted in the army during World War I revealed an average height of five feet six inches (168cm). Today the average for young men is five feet ten inches (178cm). A gain of four inches seems a lot. But it is not unique to...
  • They're already called 'vertically challenged' - but are short people intellectually challenged too?

    03/05/2014 6:13:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2014 | Eleanor Harding
    They are already cursed with the rather unflattering label of ‘vertically challenged’. Now experts say short people may also be intellectually challenged too - or at least in comparison to their taller counterparts. A new study has found a link between IQ and height, suggesting that those who are shorter are on average more likely to be less intelligent. Academics identified genes that influence both height and IQ, and said there was a ‘significant genetic correlation’ between the two factors.
  • World's Tallest Man Finds Love With Woman 2-Plus Feet Shorter

    10/27/2013 2:43:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The world's tallest man -- 8-foot-3-inch Sultan Kosen of Turkey -- says he would like to find a comfortable car for himself and his bride. Kosen was set to marry Merve Dibo -- who's about two-and-a-half feet shorter than he -- Sunday in the Turkish city of Mardin, the Anadolu Agency reported. While preparing for his wedding, the Guinness Book of World Records-certified tallest man in the world told Anadolu Agency he had given up hope that he'd meet a life partner when an acquaintance introduced him to Dibo. "Now I will have my own family and private life," Kosen...