Your Kids are Horny

The world is screwed. We are so addicted to technology that it is changing our physiology. People sit at dinner tables and don’t talk to each other. They just look at their phones. The average amount of time people check their phones is about 150 times a day. Eighty percent of teens get up to check their phone at night. Kids are averaging 7 hours of screen time a day. The result? They are getting horny. No, not that kind of horny. We actually need more reproduction in this country. In fact, they are less apt to be interested in sex. But I digress. This is the newest thing that was found:

In a BBC report about the changing human skeleton published last week, biomechanics researcher Dr. David Shahur of the University of The Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, says he’s noticed an increasingly common horn-like growth at the base of the neck — sometimes so large they can be seen and felt through the skin.

These horns or “spikes,” which clinicians call an “external occipital protuberance,” were first noted in 1885, but thought to be so rare that French scientist Paul Broca — credited for his research on the area of the frontal lobe dubbed Broca’s area — argued the anomaly was undeserving of a medical diagnosis.

Shahur believes the spikes may be caused by the habitual bent-neck posture of frequent mobile device users, which many already complain leads to neck pain. Holding this position for long periods of time can put extra pressure at the point where the neck muscles meet the skull.

In 2016, Shahur and his colleagues produced a study in the Journal of Anatomyinvestigating this phenomenon. They analyzed over 200 radiographs of patients between 18 and 30 years old, and found the growth in 41 percent of them.

This is fascinating but also sad. We are so addicted to smartphones that our body is building a freaking kickstand to help us.

Technology is a great servant but a terrible master. Watch out people.

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