Becoming Horny…

– – Now get your minds  out of the gutter; this is a high-class place, at least occasionally!   We are talking today about humans who grow horns, most often cutaneous horns which are composed of keratin, the same substance as fingernails.

A 101-year-old grandmother in China has a rather impressive 2-1/2 inch specimen of such sprouting from her forehead.  Furthermore, another horn is beginning to poke out on the opposite side.  If one has to grow horns, one might as well be happy about it, and the person afflicted, Zhang Ruifang, has refused offers to have the horns removed.

Human horns, while rare, are not a new phenomena.  Robert Ripley of “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!” fame had described a case from the 16th century, and in 1930 brought a photo of a Manchurian farmer with a 13-inch protrusion on the back of his head to the world’s attention.

More recently in October of 2007, a 95-year-old Chinese woman was revealed with a 6-1/2 inch horn protruding from her forehead that grew downward over her face.  One month later, a 93-year-old Chinese male showed the media a 4-inch horn growing on the top of his head.

Cutaneous horns have also been known to grow on the arms, legs, buttocks, and even nipples…Believe It, Or Not!

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2 Comments on “Becoming Horny…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    So, Matt Murdock is naturally cerato-cephalic?

    *Marvel Comic reference.*


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