Sunday Funny: what is it?

This week I wanted to find odd named diseases or sicknesses. Little did I know that former CIA Director Petreaus would make the news with his affair, the latest man of power to fall from grace.

Today, I give you some unusual ailments.

Few from David W’s blog:

Arnold Stickler Bourne syndrome sounds like some researcher is making fun of the nerdy kid from his elementary school. [But tis not…]

Alien hand syndrome (anarchic hand or Dr. Strangelove syndrome) is an unusual neurological disorder in which one of the sufferer’s hands seems to take on a mind of its own. AHS is best documented in cases where a person has had the two hemispheres of their brain surgically separated. It also occurs in some cases after other brain surgery, strokes, or infections.

a commenter left this response ‘Didn’t Jesus encourage Alien Hand syndrome when He said something about the right hand not knowing what the left hand was doing…’”

[lastly from David’s blog]

“Anterior horn disease is a complete mystery to me. I didn’t think humans had any horns at all, much less anterior ones.

the remark about this one, ‘Anterior Horn Disease probably has to do with a malfunction of the little beeper that pops out of your butt when you get ready to back up.’”

And from Inherently Funny:

Not what General Petraeus suffered:

“Formication – A hallucinated sensation that insects or snakes are crawling over your skin.”

But perhaps what I suffer from:

“Witzelsucht – Rare diseases that causes the victim to make bad puns and jokes at inappropriate moments. From the German witzeln, meaning joke and suchtmeaning yearning.”

tho’ I call it foot-in-mouth disease 😉

More Sunday Funnies…

image by Roxie Hanna, all rights reserved


  1. The picture reminds me of our neighbor’s bird sanctuary in her enclosed back porch. Her son didn’t latch the back door one day, and all the birds escaped. Most had been wounded (so she had kept them safe until they healed). They all flew away to freedom, except one big white bird that flapped its wings wildly…and flew right into her cherry tree (which, unfortunately for the bird, had been covered with netting to save the fruit.)
    This is a great blog, Roxie!

    1. Oh no! How awful, Marylin! It does look like a bird, which is why I wanted to snap the pic, it’s really lichen on a tree, hehehe! Thanks for hanging out with me on a Sunday 🙂

  2. Too funny, the post and the photo, sad to say it looks like a crashed bird who didn’t notice the rock and is now hanging on for dear life while he/she assesses options! 🙂

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