The Hush Post | 7:55 pm | One-minute read |
Mobile phones have become an integral part of our lives and so have become the dangers associated with them. The tiny machines are not only altering our behaviors but even our bodies. A new research in biomechanics says that young people who are constantly on their mobile phones are developing horns.
Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia have found evidence that frequent use of mobile devices could be fundamentally altering our physiology.
The research suggests that young people are developing hornlike spikes at the back of their skulls. This is attributed to bone spurs which are caused by the forward tilt of the head. The change in our posture while using mobiles shifts weight of the head from the spine to the muscles at the back of the head, causing bone growth in the connecting tendons and ligaments.
The result is a hook or hornlike feature jutting out from the skull, just above the neck.
The study involved over 1,200 X-rays of people of different age groups in Queensland. An outgrowth was only factored into their research if it measured 10 millimeters, or about two-fifths of an inch.
One-third of the people showed bone spur and larger spurs were much more prominent in younger people. Bone spurs are said to be large if they measure 3 or 5 millimeters in length.
Well, you should definitely run your hand over the rear part of your skull. If you’ve grown a horn, you can probably feel it.