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  • Tall People Are Happier Than Petite Peers, Princeton Test Shows

    09/10/2009 10:16:51 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 68 replies · 4,485+ views
    RedOrbit ^ | 09 Sep 2009 | Staff
    Taller People Make Happier People, Study Shows Taller people appear to live happier lives, according to a new study.Researchers conducted a phone survey among more than 454,065 adults aged 18 and older between January 2008 and April 2009.Participants were asked to give their height as well as answer questions about their standard of living.Writing in the journal Economics and Human Biology, researchers said they used the Cantril "self-measuring striving scale", which allows participants to describe their quality of life through imagining a “life ladder” with rungs numbered from zero to 10 at the top. The top rung is associated...
  • Kent Police Clamp Down on Tall Photographers

    07/21/2009 1:48:32 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 22 replies · 1,157+ views
    The Register ^ | 7/15/2009 | John Ozimek
    ent Police set a new legal precedent last week, as they arrested a photographer on the unusual grounds of "being too tall". This follows a year of increasingly unhappy incidents, in which continued reassurances from on high appear to have had little impact on how Police Forces deal with photographers – and reinforces a growing concern that the breakdown in trust and cooperation with the Police warned of in respect of demonstrations could soon transfer to photography too. According to his blog, our over-tall photographer Alex Turner was taking snaps in Chatham High St last Thursday, when he was approached...
  • Study finds tall people at top of wages ladder

    05/17/2009 11:06:27 AM PDT · by What127 · 18 replies · 733+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/17/09 | Yahoo
    MELBOURNE (AFP) – Tall people earn higher wages than their vertically-challenged counterparts while being obese does not mean a slimmed-down pay packet, according to a new study in Australia.
  • You must be ‘this tall’ to be president?

    06/22/2007 4:53:30 PM PDT · by gpapa · 2 replies · 263+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | June 22, 2007 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – The taller you are, the better chances you have at becoming Leader of the Free World. Or so says New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has suggested size matters.
  • The Good News from Iraq We Never Hear....

    02/23/2006 7:00:19 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 8 replies · 817+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2-23-06 | Cal Thomas
    Would you care to guess who said this: "To the courageous men and women of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, who have changed the city of Tall Afar (Iraq) from a ghost town, in which terrorists spread death and destruction, to a secure city flourishing with life"? Give up? That is a letter from...
  • Tall Afar Search Unearths Weapons Cache

    10/19/2005 6:06:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 563+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 19,2005 | Army Pfc. James Wilt
    U.S. Army Sgt. Robert A. Guttersohn, an infantryman with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, throws rocks to the side as he digs through a pile of stones in search of hidden caches during a raid in Tall Afar, Iraq, Oct. 18, 2005. Guttersohn is a native of Canton, Mich. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. James Wilt More Photos Tall Afar Search Unearths Weapons Cache A local resident insists troops missed some weapons during an initial search; a subsequent search yields weapons buried beneath rocks and soil. By U.S. Army Pfc. James Wilt 82nd...
  • Paratroopers Aid Election Security in Tall Afar

    10/17/2005 5:23:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 376+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 17, 2005 | Army Pfc. James Wilt
    A group of Iraqi men in Tall Afar, Iraq, talk to U.S. Army Lt. Col. Christopher Gibson, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, about the country's constitutional referendum, Oct. 15, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. James Wilt Paratroopers Aid Election Security in Tall Afar The Iraqi election day went by without any instances of violencein the paratrooper-controlled sector of the city. By U.S. Army Pfc. James Wilt Task Force White Falcon, 82nd Airborne Division TALL AFAR, Iraq, Oct. 17, 2005 — U.S. Army paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment,...
  • Tall Afar Meeting Addresses School Openings

    10/11/2005 6:22:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 300+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 11, 2005 | Army Pfc. James Wilt
    TALL AFAR, Iraq, Oct. 11, 2005 — Coalition commanders and 14 headmasters of area schools met Oct. 6 to discuss and coordinate the clean-up, repair and opening of schools here. "As you look around this room, you can see that whether you are Sunni, Shiite, Turkmen or Kurd, you all agree on your children, your future," said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Christopher Gibson, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. "We hope we can leave those schools as soon as possible but we do not want to do so too early and allow the criminals...
  • Tall men get short shrift as husbands (Revenge of the little man!)

    08/25/2005 8:41:56 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 51 replies · 1,843+ views Australia ^ | August 17, 2005 | Fiona MacRae
    TALL, dark and handsome is the classic description of the perfect man. But when it comes to perfect husbands, shorter men stand head and shoulders above the rest, a study has found. Women regard taller men as excellent for a fling but see short men as better companions to settle down with. This could explain why Nicole Kidman married Tom Cruise, who at 170.2cm is 10cm shorter than her. But she only ever dated the 190cm Steve Bing. Or why Penny Lancaster, a rangy 180cm plus, chose the shorter Rod Stewart as her husband-to-be. So did his 183cm ex-wife, Rachel...
  • How Short is Al Franken - 5'3"? (And, If he we're a Tall Man, would he be Republican?)

    08/02/2005 6:28:42 AM PDT · by gobucks · 19 replies · 568+ views
    Blogs For Bush ^ | 2 Aug 2005 | GoBucks
    Folks, I have encountered reports on the internet which indicates that Al Franken is a short man, a REALLY short man. This link,, reports he is perhaps all of 5 feet, 3 inches tall. Question: does anyone have a factual reference for just how short AL Franken really is?

    09/01/2004 12:02:19 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 112 replies · 3,371+ views
    MEN FROM EARLY MIDDLE AGES WERE NEARLY AS TALL AS MODERN PEOPLE COLUMBUS, Ohio – Northern European men living during the early Middle Ages were nearly as tall as their modern-day American descendants, a finding that defies conventional wisdom about progress in living standards during the last millennium. Richard Steckel "Men living during the early Middle Ages (the ninth to 11th centuries) were several centimeters taller than men who lived hundreds of years later, on the eve of the Industrial Revolution," said Richard Steckel, a professor of economics at Ohio State University and the author of a new study that...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, August 8-14, 2004: Amazing Tropical Waterfalls

    08/09/2004 10:55:17 AM PDT · by cogitator · 961+ views
    World Waterfalls Database ^ | June 2002 | John Hart
    Link post; to alert interested Free Republic readers to the post in the "Chat" section. PLEASE post any discussion and comment on that thread, not this one! The picture I've posted this week is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Geology Picture of the Week, August 8-14, 2004: Amazing Tropical Waterfalls
  • Geology Picture of the Week, August 8-14, 2004: Amazing Tropical Waterfalls

    08/09/2004 10:48:44 AM PDT · by cogitator · 6 replies · 2,085+ views
    World Waterfalls Database ^ | June 2002 | John Hart
    Some background; in the last couple of weeks, I've been posting pictures of "Great Falls", starting with the Great Falls nearest to me, on the Potomac River. I speculated that there are several "Great Falls" around (there are). A humorous wag posted that one of them must be the "Great Falls of Bire" (rim shot, please). I replied to him that if Ireland had a great falls, this would be the "Great Falls of Eire". So I Googled to find out if Ireland had a great falls. It doesn't, but in searching, I discovered the "World Waterfall Database", which right...
  • Height a Pain for Ukraine's 'Gulliver'

    04/18/2004 3:26:19 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 232+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/17/04 | Anna Melnichuk
    PODOLIANTSI, Ukraine - At age 33, Leonid Stadnik wishes he would stop growing. He's already 8 feet, 4 inches. Recent measurements show that Stadnik is already 7 inches taller than Radhouane Charbib of Tunisia, listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest living man. He's also gaining on the 8-11 Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in history. Yet for Stadnik, the prospect of becoming a record-holder would be little comfort. "My two-year-old suit's sleeves and pants are now 30 centimeters (12 inches) shorter than I need," said Stadnik. "My height is God's punishment. My life has...
  • Giant (8ft 4in) Ukrainian reaches for record

    03/27/2004 8:08:56 AM PST · by aculeus · 61 replies · 549+ views
    BBC News On Line ^ | 2004/03/26 | Unsigned
    It is tough being one of the tallest men on Earth. You cannot get through your own front door, you have to bend over double in the bus, and you have to find shoes so large they could house a small dog. The trouble is, you just can't get shoes that size. That is why Leonid Stadnyk, from Zhytomyr in central Ukraine, spends so much of his time indoors. At 8ft 4in, or just over two-and-a-half metres tall, Leonid would appear to be a contender for the title of world's tallest man. A Tunisian currently recognised by the Guinness Book...
  • The Making of the Money Shot.

    01/07/2004 11:24:54 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 84 replies · 314+ views
    Rush ^ | Wednesday , January 7th, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    The Making of the Money Shot January 6, 2004 Did any of you wonder, when you saw this photo of Howard Dean and Bill Bradley Tuesday in Iowa, how the diminutive Dr. Dean, who claims to be 5'8" and three quarters (footnote), appears the same size as the 6'5" former NBA star? We did too. Well the images below, grabbed from CNN's coverage, show us how this feat was pulled off with some skillful platform use. Click the panels for larger images or watch the clip we've provided to see what's afoot. (Video Only: High Speed || Low Speed) In...
  • THE BIG SHOW Fox News-- The Lies of Hillary. LIVE THREAD 8pm

    06/08/2003 4:58:30 PM PDT · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 274 replies · 367+ views
    The Lies of Hillary exposed on The Big Show at 8pm Sunday with John Gibson.
  • War Song Needs Band

    01/27/2003 5:01:58 PM PST · by Mickey Yak · 30 replies · 437+ views
    1/27/2003 | Mickey Yak
    America Standing Tall Words and music by Michael Yaccarino CONTACT FOR CHORDS America Standing Tall What you have tried to kill doesn’t live inside a wall. Not in buildings or even a shopping mall. You can’t destroy that which is deep inside of our hearts. You have enraged us now we’ll tear you all apart. Standing tall, Through it all, In this war. America is the best place on this mans earth. Where freedom lives we stand our ground against the very worst. We have a lot to keep we are the holder of the torch. Liberty is our...