On the average our heads are about 11+ pounds. Quite a ball of bone, meat and blood. Imagine holding up an 11 pound medicine ball all day, every day. Sounds tiring. The box people of Actinicastan (a remote caucasian tribe located near the city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan) have even heavier heads, sometimes weighing up to 35-40 pounds.

They’ve adapted to their unusually heavy heads but they do need to hold onto their heads to keep their balance when curb hopping. A unrelated tribe in Kyzylzharma, Siberia is often mocked for their large unusual craniums. People can be cruel.

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