Help ATS with a contribution via PayPal:
learn more

Americans' heads are getting bigger

page: 1
8
<<   2 >>

log in

join

posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:18 PM
link   
Well if you ask the rest of the world I am sure they will agree.
I don't think they think is't from brains though. LOL
Do any of you members notice this going on with your kids or spouce??
How bout your BOSS?
The best ljb

Americans' heads are getting bigger - and skulls are becoming ...
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2152672/Americans-heads-getting-bigger-in-size

8 hours ago ... Americans' heads are getting bigger - in just 150 years, the volume of the average skull has grown by the size of a tennis ball. Survey of 1500 ...
edit on 5/31/2012 by longjohnbritches because: (no reason given)




posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:21 PM
link   
reply to post by longjohnbritches
 


Sir your link, Its broke



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:22 PM
link   
This one work? Link



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:26 PM
link   
reply to post by longjohnbritches
 


Ha! I didnt think you meant literally when I read the title.

I was going to call you a liar and point out that it would surely be an impossibility.


edit- Thicker too?

edit on 31-5-2012 by Germanicus because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:29 PM
link   
reply to post by longjohnbritches
 


Pop!



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:35 PM
link   
reply to post by DoctorMobius
 


Where's a doctor when you need one lol
Thanks Doc all better now



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:36 PM
link   
reply to post by longjohnbritches
 


were simply turning into aliens! lmao



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:41 PM
link   

Originally posted by jordanAKbramsen
reply to post by longjohnbritches
 


were simply turning into aliens! lmao


Hi jordan,
If you ever see the old Superman comics and stuff like that. The futuristic people had big upside down pear shaped noggins.
cheers ljb



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:46 PM
link   
A conspiracy by the makers of Advil perhaps.



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:47 PM
link   
Have they done this study on other cultures though? With humans moving around as much as we do, I find it hard to believe evolution would be just in one area.
edit on 31-5-2012 by SpearMint because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:50 PM
link   
My 2 sons wear XXL and XL helmets and I was shocked that a XL was just a tad loose on me. I always thought I had a small head. They are 6'3" and I am 5'6". My ex was only 5'9". My family doctor was shocked to see how my sons had grown. He asked if I used "Miracle Gro" on them.

Maybe we are getting bigger heads.



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:51 PM
link   
The head is mostly fat.

Is this some kind of American joke?




posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:56 PM
link   
I wonder if it's just the head getting bigger though. We are all getting bigger. The Dutch for example used to be one of the shortest peoples around, now they are among the tallest, statistically speaking.



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 09:05 PM
link   

Originally posted by Open2Truth
A conspiracy by the makers of Advil perhaps.


Funny when I take a half dozen asprin in the morning my head goes down two hat sizes.



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 09:11 PM
link   
reply to post by SpearMint
 


I can tell you didn't read the link.
Gave you a star anyway



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 09:17 PM
link   

Originally posted by satron
The head is mostly fat.

Is this some kind of American joke?



Absolutly not. This is how birthers prove Obama was born in Kenya.
His head is nowhere near growing into his ears.



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 09:24 PM
link   
Interesting article. And having read that not only are the skulls increasing in size but also the faces are becoming longer and narrower suggesting possibly that the jawbones are growing and becoming more pronounced. The reason I find it interesting is because it reminds me of two things.

One the disease known as acromegaly; pituitary giantism.

Source




Generalized expansion of the skull at the fontanelle
Pronounced brow protrusion, often with ocular distension
Pronounced lower jaw protrusion with attendant macroglossia (enlargement of the tongue) and teeth gapping


Second it reminds me of many athletes that have been reported to use HGH; human growth hormone, for long periods of time. Many of them seem to have some growth to their skull and bones as well as muscles.

Now, I am not a doctor nor a scientist, but since both of those examples involve growth of the skull related to increased levels of growth hormone, they at least suggest that a possible cause of this general increase in skull and jaw growth in Americans could be low levels of increased growth hormone.

Now if we look at the fact that Americans are injecting our cattle and other livestock with animal growth hormones to make them bigger, one can at least ask if it's possible that eating livestock injected with bovine and other growth hormones, may be the cause. Of course there would have to be many studies, but it is a plausible explanation. One that I don't find that far fetched. Plus since we are possibly gaining the growth hormone in a secondary fashion consuming the live stock the level of hormone obtained and the effects may be reduced when compared to increased levels of the hormone being directly produced or injected in the body, thus why the phenomenon seems to be a gradual shift rather than a dramatic one.

Anyway just my opinion and speculation on it.
edit on 31-5-2012 by prisoneronashipoffools because: typos
edit on 31-5-2012 by prisoneronashipoffools because: typo
edit on 31-5-2012 by prisoneronashipoffools because: typo
edit on 31-5-2012 by prisoneronashipoffools because: typo



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 09:24 PM
link   
i know there is no direct correllation between brain size and intelligence, but perhaps this has something to do with the flynn effect?



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 09:41 PM
link   
Yanks have allways been Big headed.
and it has Nothing to do with brains.



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 09:47 PM
link   
reply to post by prisoneronashipoffools
 


I think your thinkin there is quite sound.
It would be cool if you could develope some chatrs.
That would take some deep research but doable.
Time/amounts/size
Cheers ljb





new topics

top topics



 
8
<<   2 >>

log in

join