I’m not going to call this the horny old woman story…

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…but of course I couldn’t resist.

This mornings feel good story is about Zhang Ruifang of Henan province, who over the course of the last year has developed a six centimetre long horn, protruding from her forehead. Initially her family was not concerned by the smal protrusion, but it just kept growing and growing. Now there appears to be a second horn developing on the other side because I guess, when you look at it, you cant just have one horn now can you? 🙂

It has not yet been officially diagnosed, though a newspaper has labeled it as a cutaneous horn, which is effectively made of keratin; the type of protein that is found in fingernails. Supposedly, these cutaneous horns can be brought on from excessive exposure to sunlight and there is no cure other than to surgically remove them. Though even removing them does not guarantee they will not just grow back.

For the rest of us, I guess we can just be thankful we dont (yet) have them also!

If i hadn't seen multiple photos, I'd have said it was photoshopped...

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