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Short people shall inherit the earth.
March 10, 2001 6:09 AM   Subscribe

Short people shall inherit the earth.
posted by stbalbach (10 comments total)

 
This is great news. My ex wife always said that size does matter and I mattered very little.
posted by Postroad at 6:25 AM on March 10, 2001


ha! Whoo! You do know what this means?
We'll all get to work in one of these places.

(and we as in the human race)
posted by tiaka at 9:29 AM on March 10, 2001


This seems to have as much validity asphrenology.

The "scientist" makes the claim that great danes and tall children both are prone to bone cancer, inferring something about big creatures being a bit shit in a genetic sense.

Equally, I say big animals like whales, elephants, etc live way longer than mice and cats.

I don't think either statement has any validity.

I'm not wholly sure if this is bad science or bad writing, I suspect it's a bit of both.
posted by johnny novak at 9:32 AM on March 10, 2001


Short posters tend to be less objective than tall posters
posted by Postroad at 10:21 AM on March 10, 2001


woohoo, now all those people that called me short shit are going to be eating their words. :)
posted by the_0ne at 10:31 AM on March 10, 2001


I don't wanna inherit the earth. Ya'll can have it...
posted by MrBaliHai at 10:38 AM on March 10, 2001


I read an interesting hypothesis in New Scientist a while back that people with greater mass are more likely to develop cancer due to the greater number of cells in their body (either through random developmental mutation or external radiation), and when they fall down they hit the ground with a greater force.

This would of course have to be checked out by any number of statistical tests.
posted by adrianhon at 10:50 AM on March 10, 2001


Even if I do lose a few years for being a little taller than average, I feel I've made up for it by not wasting time looking at the back of other people's heads in movie theaters and at concerts.

If the choice is between a long life and a long life, I'll take the former.
posted by chino at 11:54 AM on March 10, 2001


Well that's nice chino.
posted by jessie at 12:41 PM on March 10, 2001


I'm short, which means I'll live longer (YAY!), but I'm left-handed, which means I'll die younger (BOO!). Do they cancel each other out?
posted by briank at 1:48 PM on March 10, 2001


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