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Torture Rack, for Height

I was wondering if using a torture rack over time would make one taller. I got to thinking about it after I saw a show about some african tribe where women stretch their necks with rings.

Could using over time increae height if so what kind of effect would it have on the body? I can not imagine that the women could remove the rings and be O.K.

Yeah you should give it a try and let us know how it goes.

The rings don’t stretch their necks; they push their collar bones down. No, it’s probably not good for you.

Hanging from a swingset worked for Peter Brady.

The most effective method is obviously outlined in Gattaca.

[quote]AngryVader wrote:
Hanging from a swingset worked for Peter Brady.[/quote]

Hanging upside down sure didn’t work for Franco Columbu

It can be done. The problem is your bones have to be repeatedly broken and slightly separated. This allows the bones to bridge the gap as they heal. It will only give you maybe an inch after a dozen or so breaks.

[quote]Rattler wrote:
AngryVader wrote:
Hanging from a swingset worked for Peter Brady.

Hanging upside down sure didn’t work for Franco Columbu[/quote]

Nor did trying to run while carrying a refrigerator on his back.

Yikes, I just got that old World’s Strongest Man image back in my head.

Just tip toe in you shoes…

[quote]Artem wrote:
The rings don’t stretch their necks; they push their collar bones down. No, it’s probably not good for you.[/quote]

it gives the appearance of a stretched neck

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[quote]streamline wrote:
It can be done. The problem is your bones have to be repeatedly broken and slightly separated. This allows the bones to bridge the gap as they heal. It will only give you maybe an inch after a dozen or so breaks.[/quote]

Not only an inch.
It’s a popular vanity surgery in China, where especially females udergo this. They say it’s a huge carrer boost.
Adding three inches, mostly to the femur, is not uncommon. Although you’ll spend nearly a year in a hospital bed.

[quote]bushidobadboy wrote:

Regarding the leg break technique for height improvement, you could do a big gap between the broken ends of the bone, as long as you filled it with bone chips harvested from your ilium. Add in some growth hormone for speedy repair and you are golden.

Bushy[/quote]

LOL!

[quote]xXSeraphimXx wrote:
I can not imagine that the women could remove the rings and be O.K.[/quote]

They can’t. If a woman is sentenced to death, they remove her rings and she dies of asphyxiation. (That’s what I read years ago in National Geographic, anyways.)

I would guess that being stretched on a rack would permanently damage your tendons and ligaments.


Lux Luger uses the Torture Rack…FOR THE WIN!