Car Accident Led To The Discovery Of The Man With The World’s Densest Bones
6The discovery of this disorder
This rare condition was discovered in 1994 when a man had a car accident but walked away without any injuries. This has happened before but what shocked people, even more, was the seriousness of the accident. It would result in multiple fractures but still, the man walked away without a single broken bone.
7What did the doctors see?
When the doctors examined the case they wanted to x-ray the patient so see if there was any internal injury. When they x-rayed the patient’s spine they were amazed to see how abnormally dense the bones were. They had never seen anything like this before and had to refer him to the Yale Bone Center. Strangely, the man’s identity was never revealed to the public.
8What was discovered at the Yale Bone Center?
At the Yale Bone Center, the director Karl Insogna was assigned to the case. He discovered that the man’s bones were eight times denser than a normal human being. This also led to another surprise that the man’s bones were so dense that he could not stay afloat while in water.
9‘Unbreakable’ was not based on fiction
Even in the movie, ‘Unbreakable’ David’s weakness was water and that is because he would drown and be unable to swim. This is a good sign that M. Night met with doctors while researching for his movie. Many can say that the movie was promoting genetic disorders in a positive light.
10It was hereditary
Since they did not find any negative symptoms or other issues with the man they had to let him go. It was 6 years later that he heard his colleagues mention that he was seeing a family that was known for having unusually high bone density. When they traced the family back they saw that the man was related to them. Everyone in the family has extremely dense bones.