Wednesday, June 08, 2005
There’s a link on Engadget about stretching machines in China which makes you taller. First a doctor breaks your legs, and then uses metal pins to put the bones back together. Then, you have to lie down on the stretching machine and twist a knob to pull the bones away from each other. It’s suppose to encourage bone growth in the gap, so that you get longer bones. There are pictures from commercials which demonstrate this.
This sounds like a really crazy way of trying to get taller. The word that comes to mind is Procrustean.