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Chinese Boy Jumps 1,000 Times a Day for a Year to Be Taller, Still Shortest in Class

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While there haven’t been any real scientific studies on the relationship between jumping and height, many Asian parents still believe that forcing their children “jump more” can make them grow taller.

 

Such is the case of a couple in China who encouraged their 12-year-old son to jump 1,000 times a day under the assumption that it would increase his height. 

 

He surpassed that number as he was given a monetary reward for his jumps. Since they offered him 10 yuan ($1.45) for every 1,000 jumps, he would sometimes do 3,000 jumps to earn more money.

 

At 4 feet 9 inches, the unnamed boy is relatively shorter than other children his age, reports EBC News via World of Buzz. It was about a year ago when his father gave him a jump rope in an effort to improve his height with regular jumping exercises. 

 

The boy diligently followed his parents and used the jump rope daily for a year, earning him a total of 4,000 yuan ($580). Unfortunately, his height remained the same despite all of his efforts and ended up as the shortest student in his class.

 

 

 

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Poor chap...with all the hormonal treatments for frowth issues, hope that he gets access to them  before it's too late.

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The good news is that the effort wasn't wasted.  He may still be short, but I'll bet he's in great shape.

 

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