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EIROBOTICS86
12-17-2002, 06:40 PM
i thinkl deans new invention will be something to make short people taller

GILLIGAN!!!!!!!
12-17-2002, 07:19 PM
they are called platform shoes, ahahah, but if you are a guy, you are SOl

SkitzoSmurf
12-17-2002, 10:14 PM
hes goign to make short people taller. MY HERO!!!!! lol.

AJ Quick
12-17-2002, 10:18 PM
What about us tall people?

Gadget470
12-17-2002, 10:23 PM
Maybe he'll just make tall people shorter, so the average makes short people SEEM taller.

That tricky Dean, always with an Ace up his denim sleeve

Mike Schroeder
12-18-2002, 01:05 AM
There is one way i know of that will make me shorter (i am 6'10") and that requires an axe- that would also hurt alittle

Katie Reynolds
12-18-2002, 02:02 PM
Mike:

That's why being short is better than being tall -- short people can be taller (with the aide of stilts or something), but tall people can't be made shorter (without a lot of pain involved) :D

- Katie ;)

Adam Y.
12-18-2002, 02:03 PM
There is a way to make short people taller using surgery. It's only used for midget sized people only.

Amber H.
12-18-2002, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by wysiswyg
There is a way to make short people taller using surgery. It's only used for midget sized people only.

Not always. The technique I think you're talking about was done experimantally at Stanford for children with limbs that wouldn't grow as fast as the others due to breakage or congenital defects.

I know because I was one ofthe early ones to get it done back in the seventies. In the early days, they used a one sided approach with a little corkscrew mechanism called the Wagner device that was attatched from the outside, all the way into the bone with long pins. It involved breaking the bone and slowly separating the two pieces in munute amounts over thirty days along with constant stretching of the surrounding tissues. When the separation was complete, and they got the extra inch or two of length they wanted, a bone graft would be done from another location in the body to fill the gap.
Ten years or so later they used a method that went into the limb from several different angles and a device that encircled the entire thing. They used it in the movie, GATTACA if you want a look.

Very painful. Think twice before you do it.

Mike Martus
12-18-2002, 09:40 PM
Short people are not short people. That term is politicaly incorrect.

They are Vertically Challenged people.

Amber H.
12-18-2002, 09:52 PM
Yeah, well all I know is that this "vertically challenged" girl makes Mr. Kamen look like a giant when she stands next to him.

So much for stretching the vertically challenged ones. All anyone has to do is give me a call to look tall.:D

Bob Merkel
12-21-2002, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by Katie Reynolds
Mike:

That's why being short is better than being tall -- short people can be taller (with the aide of stilts or something), but tall people can't be made shorter (without a lot of pain involved) :D

- Katie ;)

Well us tall people could be shorter by just walking on our knees all day. I'm only like 5" when I do that.

SteveM38
12-22-2002, 02:46 PM
Maybe instead of making people taller or shorter, he will make then skinnier or fatter... what a concept!!!

evulish
12-24-2002, 12:20 AM
I could go for being skinnier :)

Jeff Rodriguez
12-24-2002, 02:46 AM
if he makes short people taller than soon we'll have dumb people smarter, and slow people faster, but since it's alot easier to go the opposite ways (taller to shorter, smarter to stupid, fast to slow) than soon we will live in a harrison bergeron world.

Kit Gerhart
12-27-2002, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by "Big Mike"
There is one way i know of that will make me shorter (i am 6'10") and that requires an axe- that would also hurt alittle

There is surgury to make tall people shorter which involves removing part of the center of the thigh and calf bones and letting them grow back together at a shorter length. I would think someone would have to be a bit deranged to have this done, but I've heard that there are a few orthopedic surgeons who specialize in these operations.

Hermione692
01-13-2003, 09:24 PM
I'd rather be tall over short any day. I wish i was tall :)
Plus heels hurt way to much..lol
Hermione

EddieMcD
01-14-2003, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by Mike Martus
Short people are not short people. That term is politicaly incorrect.

They are Vertically Challenged people.

Finally, someone who agrees with me!

Oh, and Dean already has something that makes short people taller. It's called the I-Bot. Ever notice how Dean is at least 6 feet tall sitting when he's on that?

SuperJake
01-15-2003, 07:08 AM
What is this? Short people becoming tall? Tall people becoming short!? Fat people becoming skinny? Skinny people becoming fat!? I'll tell you what it is.. it's cats and mice living together! IT'S MASS HYSTERIA!

chellyzee93
01-16-2003, 06:22 PM
It'll make me grow?!?!??! /me buys 20 segways

utishpenguin
01-16-2003, 08:13 PM
in chinese school our class did a whoel speech on how shorter people are healthier than tall people. shorter people has less pressure on their hearts and out the bloodlfow is better.... and all the lovely stuff :D

Amber H.
01-17-2003, 12:17 AM
Originally posted by utishpenguin
in chinese school our class did a whoel speech on how shorter people are healthier than tall people. shorter people has less pressure on their hearts and out the bloodlfow is better.... and all the lovely stuff :D

We also have fewer head injuries since we don't bump our heads on stuff as much.

utishpenguin
01-17-2003, 02:06 PM
on a more robotics note... short robots could move aorund REALLY fast... thats how our robot won teh speed challenge in cal games... well it was also because of our LOVeLY design besides the height :p

torn_paperdoll
01-17-2003, 02:23 PM
So if the short people are going to be taller.. what about the taller people.... are they going to be shorter.. And while we are on the subject.. is there anything that dean can't do.. :confused: http://www.lcdoe.org/lchs/Robotics/Images/fear.gif
We came..
You saw..
And now.. you fear..

Duke 13370
01-17-2003, 03:17 PM
I thought dean's new invention was the multi-prupose stirling engine -- or was that just something else he was working on.:confused:

EddieMcD
01-17-2003, 03:50 PM
Originally posted by Miss Tree
We also have fewer head injuries since we don't bump our heads on stuff as much.

Yeah, and to keep this FIRST related, we can walk under certain bars such as the one from 2000 without hitting ourselves. Of course, I can't now. I've grown 4 inches since then. But it was nice not to have to duck going to the other side of the field.