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As concern about
This preoccupation has led to a surge in sales of extra-long green beans, bean curd ribbons, and Pocky snack sticks. Yoga is being rebranded as Chinese, and media directives suggest that Chinese leaders should be photographed in a way that makes them look taller.
The Brookings Institution reports that height discrepancies between
world leaders have considerable effect on global geopolitics. Studies cite as
The next president of
But the prospective
The height of world leaders past and present is the subject of much scrutiny in Beijing.http://www.www.berkshirepublishing.com/assets_news/images/HeightsWorldLeadersT.jpg
Current scientific thinking on height improvement is mixed. Surgery is thought by some to offer the best short-term hope, but the risks are also severe. Chinese parents are reluctant to try this on only sons. The use of Human Growth Hormone is another possibility being looked at by the medical establishment. Chinese Internet forums are ablaze with accusations that the nation’s one-child policy will soon be stretched to allow tall parents to have extra children.
In recent weeks, there have been reports of several cases in
Various natural height enhancement strategies are currently being
pursued. The Indian practice of yoga is known to stretch the body, and to
reduce the natural shrinking that comes as people age. Yoga classes are
therefore already being encouraged in
New government regulations include higher chairs to stretch
children’s muscles and a requirement that all school supplies must be
moved one shelf higher to encourage stretching. All over
A Big and Tall store recently opened its doors in
Sales of extra-long green beans, bean curd ribbons, and Pocky snack sticks are seeing double-digit growth and investment advisers are beginning to consider this new social phenomenon.
Time will only tell what lengths (and heights)
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Photo 1: Children are encouraged to spend time hanging upside down in order to lengthen their spines and reduce any tendency to radical thought.
Photo 3: The skills of so-called “noodle artists” are being stretched due to the demand for longer and longer noodles.
Photo 4: Sociological research shows that taller men are more
attractive to women. Given that there are expected to be over 20 million excess
single men in
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