The number of people suffering from congenital hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth) was only 40,000 in the whole world. However, a lot of babies suffering from this very rare syndrome were born in the new millennium, which increased the number of hairy terrestrial beings to 60,000 nowadays. Fifteen hairy boys and three girls were born in the year 2000 alone.
Any suggestions saying that the excessive hair syndrome is caused with children's parents eating genetically modified food, or the poor ecological situation, or the nearness of nuclear power plants and test grounds, and so on and so forth are not true to fact. Scientists explain the phenomenon with genes.
"No one knows it exactly, but excessive hair growth occurs on account of the hereditary memory gene. The gene gives the body something that it does not need at all. One may say that the gene mixes up the "old files," which were used by anthropoid apes," Dr. Semyon Yuranov said.
Excessive hair on a body is the only manifestation of the ancient heredity. People with hypertrichosis do not have a desire to jump up on a tree or do something else that apes usually do. Hairy people do not have any intellectual problems. World's hairiest man, Yu Zhenhuan, founded a popular rock band in China and became a millionaire.
"We believe that the answer can be found in the well-known Y2K problem, which caused so much trouble in the world. However, the matter is not about just zeros - it is about an unbelievable outburst of the solar activity, which was registered in 1999, when those babies were conceived," a specialist said.
All hairy babies were born in hot countries - India, Thailand, Mexico, Laos, Malaysia and China. This geography proves the supposition about the gene replacement caused with solar activity and magnetic storms. The solar activity is higher in those countries than in Europe, that is why Europeans do not suffer from the syndrome. Doctors recommend parents should pay attention to long-term weather forecasts: the sun is supposed to be spotless to exclude hairy incidents.
Aleksei Golovkin, doctor of biological sciences from the laboratory of the genetic research institute: "We used to believe that the genes of animals of different species do not mix. However, a coupling of a guinea-pig and a rabbit turned out to be successful. One shall presume that similar experiments with animals can be positive with humans too, no matter how absurd it might seem. Such incidents may happen once in a hundred million cases. You can get this figure if you take the Earth's six-billion-strong population and divide it into 60 people. The Greeks were absolutely serious, when they believed in centaurs, by the way."