Measuring Up

Hey, a new way to lose at the genetic lottery! A new study has found that short babies are twice as likey to have a suicide attempt as adults, even if their growth "catches up" in childhood. A separate study by the University of Poland has found that long legs are sexier: The researchers had volunteers rate the attractiveness of male and female images, altered so that thy were the same height but had leg lengths that varied. The viewers preferred legs that were 5% longer than average. Can't a short-legged girl get some love? [BBC News, New Scientist]


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