Britain’s shortest blokes found in northern town ridiculed as ‘Oompa Loompas’
Britain's shortest blokes are in Bradford.
Researchers studied the trouser-buying habits of 50,000 fellas all over the UK.
And those in the West Yorkshire city ordered a bigger proportion of 30in leg trousers or shorter than anywhere else.
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Famous Bradford chaps include magician Dynamo, who stands at 5ft 6in, former One Direction star Zayn Malik, inset, who is 5ft 8in, and artist David Hockney, 5ft 5in.
The average British fella starts at 5ft 9in, with a trouser length of 32in, the study by OnBuy.com found. Ian Dennis, 46, of Bradford – who stands 5ft 6in – said he had “endured” being called an Oompa Loompa when he was younger.
The design consultant added: “I’ve always been a bit conscious of my height, which wasn’t helped at school when I was called on Oompa Loompa. These days it’s not so bad, but I still wish I was just a few inches taller.”
The study also found blokes from Edinburgh – birthplace of 6ft 2in Sir Sean Connery – were the tallest and took the longest trousers in the UK, at 34in or more.
Last month new research was released claiming people who are short and unhappy with their height are more likely to be psychopaths.
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A study into the Napoleon Complex, which is commonly known as Small Man Syndrome, found that short individuals are more likely to have "Dark Triad" personality traits.
The research, which was published in the Personality and Individual Differences journal, also found that short people who envy those taller than them are more likely to show "antagonistic" behaviours in an attempt to offset their height disadvantage.
The Dark Triad refers to a trio of negative personality traits including psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism, which are associated with behaviours including lack of remorse, an inflated sense of self-importance and a tendency to be manipulative.
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