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Shorter men are getting the short end of the retail stick, according to the LA Times. The average height of men in the United States is now 5'10"—two inches taller than the 1960 average. "To shop for clothes as a short man is one of the most aggravating things you can try to do," said the 5-foot-2 [Ben] Giroux, who has guest-starred in the Fox series "Bones" and played a gruff elf in the Disney movie "Santa Buddies." "You're either walking into a boys department somewhere and you're swallowing your dignity, or you can shop at one or two places." [LA Times]