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Horns growing out of people’s skulls due to mobile usage

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 21, 2019, 12:41 pm IST
Updated Jun 21, 2019, 12:53 pm IST
Frequent use of mobile phones could be fundamentally altering our physiology.
The researchers have noticed horn-like abnormalities protruding out of younger adults skulls. (Photo: Scientific Report)
 The researchers have noticed horn-like abnormalities protruding out of younger adults skulls. (Photo: Scientific Report)

In what may be the most shocking and terrifying tech news of the day, a research study done at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia has found solid evidence stating that excessive use of mobiles could have a fundamental effect on our physiology. To be specific, the researchers have noticed horn-like abnormalities protruding out of younger adults skulls, who so happen to be the most excessive users of smartphones.

In what may come as good news, if even this can be classified as the good news is that this generation of people won’t grow devil-like horns that jut out of their foreheads. And now for the bad news; horns are indeed growing out of the back of people’s skulls.

 

The researchers had to say this about the abnormality: Frequent users of mobile devices regularly tilt their heads forward to view them. That shifts the weight of the head from the spine to muscles in the back of the head, which causes bones to grow in the tendons and ligaments. That results in a horn-like spur that grows from the base of the skull.

Cellphone usage horns

They add, “Our findings raise a concern about the future musculoskeletal health of the young adult population and reinforce the need for prevention intervention through posture improvement education,” the scientists noted in the report, which was originally published a year ago, but has come to more prominent attention recently.”

The study that was conducted in Queensland oversaw 1,200 X-rays and covered a wide range of ages and one-third of those displayed the bone spur. This frequency decreased with age and the more prominent ones were found in younger subjects.

Over the years, mobile phones have been criticized for its impact on an individual’s health and the researchers now state that this is the first time the human body has shown an adaptation to the technology used in daily life.

The research went on to states, “An important question is what the future holds for the young adult populations in our study when the development of a degenerative process is evident in such an early stage of their lives?”

Are you worried about your skull having these abnormalities? The researcher in charge suggests that you run your hand over the lower part of your skull and if you have horns growing there, you will probably feel it.

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