This 88 year-old horned man from Zheng Zhou, China shows a great example of cortex hyperplasia. The condition results in ‘horn-like’ growths. If should be noted that such horns are technically not really horns at all. Still, what else could one possibly call it?

The horn began to grow about 4 months ago when the gentleman picked at a little bump on his head. The horn has continued to grow however a doctor has arranged to remove the unusual growth.

I’ve covered ‘Horned Humans’ in the past. Specifically in regards to Wang the ‘Human Unicorn’ and his time with Ripley.

That article can be found in the archives here.

image: from 东方今报

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Author, researcher and an expert of the odd, J. Tithonus Pednaud has been chronicling bizarre history and highlighting the lives of those born exceeding different for over a decade.


  • Reply September 10, 2008


    what was it, anyway? some kind of bone growing outside his head? :/

  • Reply April 16, 2009


    Was there one on both sides? -I bet some junk rockers would love to have that! :-o

  • Reply October 25, 2009


    OMG horned man peculiar!! I wonder why it happens mostly in China??

  • Reply November 4, 2009

    donald jackson

    why anyone find the man.why anyone want both sides.how do china growing bone outsid there head.

  • Reply April 18, 2011


    It’s totally keratin (like your nails) growing out of his head! So, it is a horn, but not technically a horn because the keratin is surrounded by a bone on animals

  • Reply July 2, 2011


    Andrea: China has such a huge population, so many cases happen there.

  • Reply January 31, 2012

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    i think it’s not really a horn, he needs to see a doctor.

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