I know there’s been some research done that seems to show some correlation of height to pay in the U.S., but is it really so compelling that body modification could be justified? I mean, would you break your own legs for a potential promotion?
From the article:
Xia breaks his patient’s legs, then attaches metal pins to the
separated bones, which are held in place by metal frames around the
The patient then has to twist a knob daily to
drag the ends of broken bone apart gradually, encouraging new bone to
grow to bridge the gap as the fracture heals, resulting in longer
bones, and a taller person, according to the report.
This seems utterly ridiculous, especially for folks of average height in their country. But then again, I’m also confounded by folks who get calf implants, so maybe it’s just me.