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Young People Are Growing Horns in the Back of Their Heads Because of Mobile Phone Use


As I type this right now, my laptop is on my lap (where it's supposed to be, based on its name), and my head is pointed downward to look at the screen. If I'm being completely honest, my current posture is not great. According to new findings, hunching over like this for extended periods of time is the new norm for many younger people. 

And that's why we're growing horns in the back of our heads.

For the last decade, David Shahar, a health scientist at the University of The Sunshine Coast in Australia, has been noticing more and more of his patients "have this growth on the skull," he told the BBC. This is not a joke. It's a "spike-like feature," also known as an "external occipital protuberance," also known as a frickin' horn, and it can be found at the lower back of the skull, just above the neck. 

Go ahead, reach around there and touch your skull. If you have one, you'll feel it.

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