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Watch out young adults!! You may be growing little horns in the back of your skull.
No, we're not messing with you. It's for real.
According to a peer-reviewed study in the Scientific Reports, Australian researchers have found that more people, specifically young people, are more inclined to have an "enlarged external occipital protuberance" on the back of their skulls, just above the neck. Otherwise known as a little horn.
Now what would cause this happen?
Well the leading theory is that these horns have evolved due to all of the time people spent hunched over their..... PHONES!!
Think about it, the amount of time we spend staring down at our phones is throwing our bodies out of whack.
"I have been a clinician for 20 years, and only in the last decade, increasingly I have been discovering that my patients have this growth on the skull," says researcher David Shahar of the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Other studies different than the one in the Scientific Reports, make the case that these horns that are developing aren't genetic. Just the result of modern posture changing.
Don't worry though, these horns won't kill you.
You can check the back of your skull right now to check if you have any.
Just be cautious next time you're staring down at your phone too long. You may be causing little horns to grow on your skull.
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