Old Lady with Goat Horns

While David Farrar has posts about goat sex to try and lift his Google rankings and traffic I can go one better and have a post about an old lady growing goat horns! Why is it better? Well, surely if you are growing goat horns suggests albeit very obtusely that some goat sex must have been had somewhere, sometime.

An elderly Chinese woman has stunned her family and fellow villagers by growing from her forehead a horn than resembles a goat?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 seven?s forehead.

Woman with Goat Horns

Woman with Goat Horns

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 ?we didn’t pay too much attention to it?.

?But 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.

?Now something is also growing on the right side of her forehead. It?s quite possible that it?s another horn.?

Although, it is unknown what the protrusion is on Mrs Zhang?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.

Shit! There is even a Wikipedia page on goat horns. There is a warning though for Darren Hughes and other day-walkers, they should keep their hats on in the sun for sure, otherwise they’ll be called The Ginga Goat-Boy.

Which reminds of the story about Giuseppe the Goat Fucker…..Perhaps I’ll tell that another day.