Failing to reach one's maximum height is linked to undernourishment, but short stature itself is not unhealthy when genetic. For example, short people live longer on average. Being taller has also been linked to cancer, heart disease, and collapsed lungs. More research on this here.
Height is mostly dietary.
It's the other way around. Height is more genetic than dietary.
Every younger generation gets taller.
The average American has not gotten taller in the last 50 years. In fact, average height in the medieval ages was only slightly shorter than it is now.
Short men are angrier on average.
This study found that tall men fly off the handle more quickly.
Every human being innately prefers tall people.
They've done height studies on various tribal cultures, and these people don't care about height the same way modern society does.
Men and women are equally strict about height.
- The average man's ideal height difference is for the woman to be 1 inch shorter. On the other hand, women desire men to be 8 inches taller on average.
- "Nearly half of men in the study indicated that their tallest acceptable date could be taller than them or their height (24 and 23 percent, respectively), while 53 percent required their date to be shorter than them. But a whopping 89 percent of women said the shortest person they would date would still have to be taller than them. Only seven percent would accept someone who was their height, and just four percent would allow for a shorter guy."
- For online dating, it's been found that "women care quite a bit more about the height of their partners than vice-versa."
This study found there was no wage disparity between the short and tall self-employed, concluding that the height wage gap is due to employer discrimination.