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 07 November 2012
In the hallowed chamber of the Oxford Union, where once reverberated the voices of Gladstone, Salisbury and Sir Winston Churchill, it was again a tale of blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Friday 02 November 2012
A drug user has been taken to hospital with anthrax infection after injecting a suspected contaminated batch of heroin.
Thursday 01 November 2012
It’s tricky for female MPs to break into ‘Old Etonian clique’, Whitehall figure says
Saturday 27 October 2012
'I wanted to be Joni Mitchell'
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Further to yesterday's obituary of Claude Cheysson, in one phase of our lives, from 1976 to 1979, Cheysson and I came to know each other extremely well, writes Tam Dalyell.
Sunday 21 October 2012
The dispassionate political player who is 'up for anything'
Friday 19 October 2012
Judge accuses Australian Trenton Oldfield of being ‘prejudiced’ against elites and of showing no regret
Friday 19 October 2012
Talks bring England recall but only once KP's T20 Champions League stint is over
Thursday 18 October 2012
The job of chief exams regulator, it seems, is becoming more exciting by the minute.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
To stand a chance of snagging a date with Emma Watson, chaps, don't wear flip-flops. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres airing today, the Harry Potter star gave the lowdown on her personal turn-offs and what British men could learn from Americans in the ways of love.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Nobel Prize-winner Sir John Gurdon didn't impress his teachers. He's not the only success story with a shocker of a report card, as Tim Walker discovers
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Farce has its affinities with the Freudian psychoanalytic
method. Both are mechanisms for exposing the repressions and the guilty secrets we are desperate to hide – the former for sadistically comic, the latter for therapeutic purposes.
Monday 27 August 2012
Government reforms could take their toll on non-elite institutions
Sunday 19 August 2012
Thursday 16 August 2012
On the face of it, allowing unlimited expansion to universities if they recruit students with at least two A grades and a B grade at A-level would appear to be a good idea.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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- 4 The inventor of the Facebook 'like' button says he never made a 'dislike' button because he feared the 'unfortunate consequences'
- 5 Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters