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Hunched Backs, Thick Skulls and Small Brains May Be the Future Look of Humanity

You may think that tech companies care more about profits than about the health of their customers or the people who live near their products or factories – and in most cases you’d probably be right. A telecommunications provider in Los Angeles seems to be trying to do the right thing with its new study that predicts what humans will look like in in the near future if we continue down the current handheld communications path. Are you ready for hunched backs, thick skulls, double eyelids and smaller brains (that one sounds like a given)?

“Spending hours looking down at your phone strains your neck and throws your spine off balance. Consequently, the muscles in your neck have to expend extra effort to support your head. Sitting in front of the computer at the office for hours on end also means that your torso is pulled out in front of your hips rather than being stacked straight and aligned.”

TollFreeForwarding.com is the LA telecommunications company which recently commissioned Maple Holistics, a provider of holistic health and beauty products, to develop a 3D model based on what kinds of strains modern technology usage is placing on our bodies today and how we’ll look if that doesn’t change. A recent Australian study showed that teens are developing external occipital protuberances or bony spikes on their necks due to excessive cell phone usage. So, it should come as no surprise that Mindy, the name Maple Holistics gave to its 3D user-of-the-future has major changes to her back and neck which eventually will lead to an arched or humped back and neck. (Photos of Mindy can be seen here.) Who knew that Quasimodo was ahead of his time?

“The way we hold our phones can cause strain in certain points of contact – causing “text claw,” which is known as cubital tunnel syndrome.”

Dr. Nikola Djordjevic from Med Alert Help explains in the study that future humans will develop clawed hands and pain in their elbows, shoulders and arms when they’re not in the 90-degree bend for cell phone usage. Again, not much of a surprise. It’s the changes above the neck that will make Mindy far different that today’s humans.

“In 2011, the World Health Organization classified smartphone radiation as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”, with a number of long-term studies seeking to establish the full impact. After a 2018 study suggested smartphone radiation may affect memory performance, questions were raised over its impact on other cognitive areas too.”

Based on that, Mindy developed a thick skull to protect her brain from radiation. However, it’s not thick enough to protect her from the most serious evolutionary development – because that has nothing to do with radiation. Mindy has a smaller brain and a smaller body in general because that technology in her hand has removed the need for the rest of her to develop and improve.

Needless to say, this Mindy would have problems getting a date on today’s Tinder … and that’s before the final evolutionary change predicted by the model because of too many years of staring at screens both big and small – double eyelids.

“Humans may develop a larger inner eyelid to prevent exposure to excessive light, or the lens of the eye may be evolutionary developed such that it blocks incoming blue light but not other high wavelength lights like green, yellow or red.”

Ahhhhh! The progression to Reptilian is compete!

Clawed hands? Check. Smaller brain? Check. Hunched back? Check. Two eyelids? Check. Protuberances? Check.

Is a hunchbacked, bent-elbowed, thick-skull, small-brained, reptilian eyelidded future human inevitable? Probably not. We’ve already tested ways to move away from cell phones to hands-free communications and internet usage (remember Google Glass?) and need for cell phones, tablets and notebooks will most likely dissipate, if not disappear completely into the next generation of technology. However, the psychological changes are longer-lasting (tech dependency, less human interaction, lack of sleep) and need to be studied further.

It looks like Mindy will spend a lot of time hunched up on her small-brained psychiatrist’s couch.

Source: Mysterious Universe

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The Dani cannibal tribe and their smoky dead ancestors

In the Baliem Valley, West Papua Province in Indonesia, lives a weirdly primitive tribe called the Dani People.

A few decades ago, Dani actively practiced ritual cannibalism. It is now reported that this tradition has been discontinued.

In their recent macabre history, there is no less a frightening tradition of smoked dried carcasses of their dead relatives over a fire. And also cutting off the phalanges of women’s fingers.

The phalanges were cut with a stone axe. This procedure is performed for those women who have lost a male relative: husband, son, brother or nephew, to emphasise the pain of loss and to appease the dead’s spirit.

The surgery was primitive and rough, but the wounds on the hands of the women healed well and fairly quickly.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

Recently, Italian photographer Gianluca Chiodini visited the village of Dani People and made unique color photographs.

Gianluca Chiodini

Chiodini wandered in the jungle for days trying to find the tribe and finally he was lucky.

The photographer shares:

“The natives greeted me warmly and did not even try to eat me.”

Gianluca was shocked to see the 250-year-old corpses of the dead, Dani’s “eternal” ancestors, completely black from smoking for a long time.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

The guide told the Italian that seven smoked mummies are stored in the village, but only two of them are allowed to be shown to strangers. The rest are taboos, and if the photographer tries to find them himself and photographs them, the natives could kill him.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

To prevent mummies from decomposing, they are removed daily and carefully smeared with ointment of herbs and lard. Then they are hung over the fire so that the smoke can penetrate well into the body. All this has been happening daily for 250 years.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

Dani people stopped eating their relatives only after 1990, at least officially. Now the meat they eat is mostly pork.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

The natives hunt wild pigs with bows and arrows. After being captured and killed, the pigs are wrapped in palm leaves and allowed to be smoked by fire, like the mummies of their ancestors.

When the meat is hot, it is considered ready. Men are the first to eat, and women and children eat what is left behind.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

Many women in the tribe have their fingers cut off, meaning they have lost many male relatives.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

Whether these deaths were in battle with neighboring tribes or through illness, history is silent …

Photo: Mediadrumimages / Gianluca Chiodini

Now, finger-cutting is also considered a forbidden procedure and in young women the fingers are already intact but you can still see the amputated hands of the older women.

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Shri Karni Mata – Mysterious Temple in India

Deep in the Thar desert, a temple crawling with thousands of holy rats. 

The theme of the emergence of the embryos of civilization on our planet is relentlessly raised in the world. Some are convinced that aliens contributed to this, adherents of Darwinism insist on a different point of view. However, if we consider the first version, there are suggestions that humanity is obliged to rats, which aliens experimented with, in the hope of inventing man. Indeed, the rat and man really have a lot in common, including the genome.

In fact, in the world there is even a temple dedicated to rats. It is located in the Indian city of Deshnok. The name of this temple comes from the name of the mysterious Indian woman – Karni Mata, who was lucky enough to live for more than 150 years. There is a legend according to which this woman was an influential person in the politics and spiritual life of the country, then she suddenly disappeared right in front of her followers. This happened in March 1538. Also, the legend says that Karni is a real embodiment of the goddess Durga.

The temple of rats was built precisely during the life of this divine woman, and its inhabitants (rats) inhabited this temple as the followers of the mysterious Karni Mata disappeared from the face of the earth. According to legend, after death, each student of Karni’s mother turned into a rat and came to a place of concentration of spiritual forces. At the moment, the family of these animals in the temple has about 25 thousand individuals.

There is a belief that if you eat and drink with these rats from one vessel, a person will be able to get rid of all his illnesses and hardships, and also be reborn into such a beast after death.

That is why thousands of pilgrims flock to this temple from all over India and all over the world.

As eyewitnesses testify, rats there really feel quite freely and behave in a businesslike manner. They even have about five hundred families from the human race who bring them offerings, put things in order and organize the rules for visiting the temple with tourists. There is an indestructible rule that if any of the temple visitors accidentally do fatal harm to a rat, he will be required to replace it with a silver or gold figurine.

Despite all the oddities of what is happening in the Sri Karni Mata temple, the question still remains open: why, out of the many sacred animals existing in India, did mother Karni give preference to rats? After all, cats are worthy, and dogs are faithful, and cows are so pure and peaceful. Why are rats honored to have their own temple? Is it because this is one of the wisest and most unusual creatures on earth?

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Chinese geneticists create huge super-pigs

In the last few years, due to the deadly African swine fever (ASF), there has been a significant shortage of pork in China.

More than one million sick and potentially sick animals have been killed in an effort to stem the epidemic.

Experts predict that by 2020, the country will face a shortage of pork of 10.8 million tonnes.

In an attempt to overcome this situation, geneticists are involved who, through DNA editing, are trying to create “super-pigs” that will be more resistant to disease. They will grow much faster and will be much larger in size than regular pigs.

According to media reports, experimental animals have already been bred and kept on research farms. But, photos have not yet been released to the press.

Pigs. Themed photo

Scientists at the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences are working on the experiments. In addition to the size and disease resistance, they also try to make pork tastier.

Zhao Zhango, a leading researcher, said that a major priority for him and his colleagues was to create a pig resistant to the African plague.

Journalists were able to find that giant pigs that had DNA edited would grow faster and gain more meat, not fat. They will weigh more than 500 kg and will be nearly the size of a polar bear. Currently, the average Chinese pig weighs 175-200 kg.

Obviously, these monstrous pigs will resemble the famous Belgian muscle cattle.

African swine fever is not dangerous to humans but extremely contagious and deadly to pigs. In 2018, there have been outbreaks of plague in many Asian countries, not just China.

Therefore, the price of pork there has almost doubled.

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