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Some Chinese parents are paying as much as $50 an hour to have their children tutored for jump roping

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Many Chinese parents are enrolling their children in jump rope schools that cost $50 an hour in the hopes of landing scholarships through China’s national jump rope exams.

No longer a playground activity: The Chinese government introduced physical education requirements, including a national jump rope exam in 2014, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Chinese Boy Jumps 1,000 Times a Day for a Year to Be Taller, Still Shortest in Class


While there haven’t been any real scientific studies on the relationship between jumping and height, many Asian parents still believe that forcing their children “jump more” can make them grow taller.

Such is the case of a couple in China who encouraged their 12-year-old son to jump 1,000 times a day under the assumption that it would increase his height.