Are You Growing Horns From Looking At Your Cellphone?

So now using a cellphone is going to make you look like Lucifer? Boston.com reports that new research in biomechanics suggests that young people are developing hornlike spikes at the back of their skulls – bone spurs caused by the forward tilt of the head, which shifts weight from the spine to the muscles at the back of the head, causing bone growth in the connecting tendons and ligaments. The weight transfer that causes the buildup can be compared to the way the skin thickens into a callus as a response to pressure or abrasion.

According to researchers in Australia who studied young people who stare at their mobile devices like zombies most of the day, it can cause a hook or hornlike feature jutting out from the skull, just above the neck.

"Hey Bob! Nice phone bones!"

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image: scientific reports

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