Considering that tall people tend to make more money that their shorter counterparts, it stands to reason why a person might wish he or she had been born with more vertical.
But unless you're willing to undergo that gruesome femur extension surgery, there isn't a lot you can do about your height other than blame your bum luck and bad DNA.
Or so you thought...
Scientists in the UK have discovered that having older siblings, particular brothers can stunt growth. Experts connect the height trend to the condition of the womb as well as the mother's health following her first pregnancy. In cases of families with more than three children, the younger siblings tend to be roughly an inch shorter than the average for their age.
This research may come as cold comfort, but for those of you who have been looking for reasons to resent your older siblings, you can go ahead and add "diminutive stature" to your list of grievances.
Remember, it's their fault you don't make enough money or can't get dates.