This human bar graph shows how we've grown taller over 80 years

The top half of this image is a chart of the heights of students at a college in 1914. The bottom half shows the heights at the same college in 1997. It seems we're growing. » 4/06/12 7:30am 4/06/12 7:30am

Powerful people think they're taller than they really are

Height is often a sign of dominance, as anyone with a Napoleonic complex will be only too happy (well, not happy) to tell you. Yes, powerful people are taller...and when that's not actually the case, they just assume they are. » 1/01/12 2:05pm 1/01/12 2:05pm

Our brains aren't built to understand altitude

Animal brains, ours included, have evolved to be powerfully aware of where we are at any given moment. But it turns out that our brains are surprisingly, frustratingly two-dimensional, and that we're only dimly aware of changes in altitude. » 8/08/11 9:20am 8/08/11 9:20am