Like lots of academic research, the new Oxford University study into us short-arses (I qualify, I believe) says nothing terribly new. Supposed "Short Man Syndrome" has been around for as long as us short blokes have taken our tiny strides across God's earth.
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Wednesday 02 January 2013
A man has died after a car was hit by a freight train at a level crossing in Oxfordshire.
Saturday 29 December 2012
1. Birds: written by Eric Partridge; written by Stephen Crane; built by Christopher Wren; performed by Lieutenant Pidgeon.
Thursday 27 December 2012
200,000 turn out to see Benazir Bhutto's heir take his first step on the path to political power
Saturday 22 December 2012
Foals are slowly easing themselves back into the fray ahead of the 11 February release of the third album, Holy Fire.
Friday 21 December 2012
London's contribution to the nation's coffers has doubled over the last financial year, helped by a rise in City jobs.
You better watch out, you'll probably cry: Santa Claus suspended after claiming he wasn't real and telling children about US school shooting
Thursday 20 December 2012
Santa Claus allegedly told children in his grotto 'I'm not real, it's your mum and dad'
The real Oxbridge delusion: Deny it all you want, the red trousers and rich kids stereotype fits perfectly
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Our writer, an Oxford graduate, slams his elitist alma mater
Monday 10 December 2012
Our writer, who graduated from Oxford two years ago, says the degree of ignorance and nonsense around Oxbridge is now harming those we ought to help
Last night's viewing - Imagine: Jeanette Winterson – My Monster and Me, BBC1; Murder Files: The Haircut Killer, Channel 5
Wednesday 05 December 2012
A young, clever, troubled girl finds solace from an oppressive mother in the local library, where she begins to read through the fiction stock in alphabetical order. Which end of the alphabet would you suggest she started at for maximum consolation? In this (though in almost nothing else), the young Jeanette Winterson took the conventional route, beginning at A.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
London’s workforce is now greater than before the height of the 2008-9 recession, with the number of jobs across the City growing at a record rate in 2012, new figures have shown.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
Bill McCarthy was the guru – and the very best species of guru – to whom Labour ministers turned throughout the Wilson and Callaghan governments when faced with a threatening industrial problem. "What does Bill think we ought to do?" was the question posed by politicians entertaining such different views of industrial relations as Ray Gunter, James Callaghan and Barbara Castle – understandably, since he was a deeply concerned and wise man. If anyone could arrive at a just solution, acceptable to all factions, it was Bill McCarthy. If he couldn't find a solution, ministers resigned themselves to the fact that for the time being there was no solution to be had.
Monday 19 November 2012
An investigation has been launched after human bones were discovered on a houseboat that was devastated by fire.
Sunday 18 November 2012
Paul Gallagher reports from the front line of an academic dust-up
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Fraudster convinced victims he was a Nato masterspy sent to protect them
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Writers of The Thick of It have been credited with creating the Oxford Dictionaries UK Word of the Year. ‘Omnishambles’ is defined as “a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations”.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches, it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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