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17 Times Twitter Totally Understood The Plight Of The Short Man


For reasons that go back millennia, height is important. Tall men get paid more than shorter men; even tall-looking faces are perceived as being more masculine.

But what is tall, anyway? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2007-2010 the average height for men in the U.S. was 69.3 inches ― 5 feet 9 inches. And anyway, height is nothing to be proud or ashamed of. It’s simply your biology.

Still, it just seems like the world was built for taller dudes. You go into the bathroom, all the urinals are too high. You try to buy some shorts, and they’re either too tight or too long. And why do women just want to talk about your height all day?

You know who’s under 5'9" (give or take an inch)? Tom Cruise, Mark Wahlberg, Usher, Justin Bieber and Tom Hardy. Heck, Daniel Radcliffe is 5’5”. But those are just the famous guys.

Men who aren’t famous, especially those on Twitter, know what it’s like to be of average height, just trying to get by in a world built for giants.