An elderly Chinese woman has stunned her family and fellow villagers by growing from her forehead a horn than resembles a goatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s.
Grandmother Zhang Ruifang, 101, of Linlou village, Henan province, began developing the mysterious protrusion last year.
Since then it has grown 2.4in in length and another now appears to emerging on the other side of the mother of sevenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s forehead.
Bizarre: Zhang Ruifang began growing a horn last year. It is now 2.4in long
The condition has left her family baffled and worried.
Her youngest of six sons, Zhang Guozheng, 60, said when a patch of rough skin formed on her forehead last year Ã¢â‚¬Ëœwe didn't pay too much attention to itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.
Ã¢â‚¬ËœBut as time went on a horn grew out of her head and it is now 6cm long,' added Mr Zhang, whose eldest brother and sibling is 82 years old.
Ã¢â‚¬ËœNow something is also growing on the right side of her forehead. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s quite possible that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s another horn.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
Although, it is unknown what the protrusion is on Mrs ZhangÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s head, it resembles a cutaneous horn.
This is a funnel-shaped growth and although most are only a few millimetres in length, some can extend a number of inches from the skin.
Cutaneous horns are made up of compacted keratin, which is the same protein we have in our hair and nails, and forms horns, wool and feathers in animals.
They usually develop in fair-skinned elderly adults who have a history of significant sun exposure but it is extremely unusual to see it form protrusions of this size.
The growths are most common in elderly people, aged between 60 and the mid-70s. They can sometimes be cancerous but more than half of cases are benign.
Common underlying causes of cutaneous horns are common warts, skin cancer and actinic keratoses, patches of scaly skin that develop on skin exposed to the sun, such as your face, scalp or forearms.
Cutaneous horns can be removed surgically but this does not treat the underlying cause.
Observe her clearly animalistic reaction to the chunk of flesh in her paws!
What more will it take for ignorant, stubborn YECs like myself to see the light? This is solid evidence of our common ancestory with goats, elk or perhaps some other horned creature. What we have here is a case of atavistic horns - and I have every assurance that it will cast new light on our animal heritage.
No doubt evolutionists the world over are hard at work reworking evolutionary theory to accommodate this shocking new evidence. What will our family tree look like after the dust settles?