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 😉
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