Just how short is Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea? Let's put it this way: When dude goes 'Under the Bridge,' he doesn't need to duck. When he rides the 'Love Rollercoaster,' he needs a chaperone. When his band covers Stevie Wonder's 'Higher Ground,' and he gets to thinking literally about the title, he needs not picture anything higher than 5 feet, 6 inches, which is how tall he stands, according to most sites.

Not that it matters. To measure someone, they've got to stand still, and Flea has never been one for that. Onstage with the Peppers, he's a spastic slap-and-pop monster, and during his downtime, he's too busy making movies and joining supergroups to worry about his small stature.

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