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Taller people earn $789 more per inch per year.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090711/sc_livescience/...

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"Taller people are perceived to be more intelligent and powerful," according to the study, published recently in the Economic Record.

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"The truth is, tall people do make more money. They make $789 more per inch per year," says Arianne Cohen, author of "The Tall Book"

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The average height for American men is about 5 feet 9 inches nearly 5 feet 4 inches for women. In more than a century, no U.S. president has been below average height (the last one was William McKinley, at 5 feet 7 inches, and he was ridiculed in the press as a "little boy," Judge said).

Judge figures the advantages of height today are rooted in our evolutionary decision-making regarding who was most powerful.

"When humans evolved as a species and still lived in the jungles or on the plain, they ascribed leader-like qualities to tall people because they thought they would be better able to protect them," Judge said. "Although that was thousands of years ago, evolutionary psychologists would argue that some of those old patterns still operate in our perceptions today."
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And this isn't even taking into account the effects porn stars have on the statistics.
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It's not length that matters, it's girth. So I've been told.
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MWChapel wrote:
It's not length that matters, it's girth. So I've been told.

That's awkward. I asked your mom to stop talking about me in front of you.
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In essence, an investment in "elevator shoes" could have a high ROI.
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I'm 6'6", wheres my check for the back pay I'm owed.
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Just wanted to send a thank you out to Jarred for his renewed dedication to the "your mom" genre. My thumbinator was getting rusty.


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Awww Thanks Jarred!! Since you tower over me by almost a foot... and there are some AWESOME places to eat in Dallas... I will graciously accept your offer and collect at BGG.

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Apperently thisis somewhat of a cultural thing. I read somewhere recently (dont ask me where) that research found that in some places height dod not correspond with male attractivenss. The researcherrs speculated that the availability of food plays a role. Ie. Tall men make tall children whom are harder to feed.

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All those emails like "add valuable inches" suddenly have new meaning for me!
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bjlillo wrote:


With you being tall and Army-thin, what exactly was Chapel's mom trying to tell you?

If you don't know, I'm not going to be the one to explain it to you. Ask your mom. She's well versed.
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bjlillo wrote:

I called her on the way home from work...

Nice! By the way, you owe me five bucks royalties on that mosquito joke. You can pass it to your mom and I'll get it from her the next time I'm in town.
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bjlillo wrote:
jarredscott78 wrote:
Nice! By the way, you owe me five bucks royalties on that mosquito joke. You can pass it to your mom and I'll get it from her the next time I'm in town.


You expect her to pay you double next time? You drive a hard bargain Jarred.


A man that gets paid for sex has a rare gift indeed...

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OriginalDM wrote:
I'm 6'6", wheres my check for the back pay I'm owed.


Well thats the liberal philosophy.

The conservatives figure you are a big loser just for asking. devil
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