Sometimes, history is gross. Really gross. Especially where diseases are concerned. We’ve all heard of the nasty stuff the past could serve up for our ancestors. What we might not know is just how many famous historic figures got walloped with these awful diseases. From the utterly weird to the utterly terrifying to the simply disgusting, it turns out being famous in Ye Olde Times was nothing more than one long string of disgusting incidents, one after the other.
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10. Edgar Allan Poe Died of Rabies
9. Beethoven was Born with Syphilis
8. Tutankhamun Looked Like an Inbred Yokel
7. Samuel Johnson Probably Had Tourette Syndrome
6. H.P. Lovecraft’s Weird Cold Aversion
5. Darwin’s Whole Life was One Big Puke-a-thon
4. Julius Caesar Had Endless Strokes
3. Lenin’s Brain was Turning to Stone
2. Akhenaten Probably Suffered a Hormone Disorder
1. King Herod Had Some of the Nastiest Ailments in History
Akhenhaten was Tutankhamun's dad. Tut was originally named Tutanakhen.
They also suspect Pharaoh Nefereneferuaten (Tut's ruling predescessor) was Akhanaten's wife-sister/King Tut's mum, Nerfertiti.
Egyptian history is really interesting.
I love how serious he is when talking about something, then makes a joke or says something about his topic that most people couldn't talk about without bursting out in laughter, yet he does it with such a straight face without cracking a smile and stays as serious as can be, which is what I love about him.
Edgar Allan Poe did not die of rabies. Sure, you say we can't be certain about the diagnosis, when, in fact, the notion is totally laughable to Poe scholars, such as myself. This is why I don't trust your BS. I spent the evening watching several of your videos, and found them compelling at first, until it became clear how loose you play with the facts, especially where your politics are involved. I subscribed to the channel, and now I'm unsubscribing. Stop misleading people. The truth is strange and fascinating enough. You don't have to make things up.
The wierd head shape of akhenaten and king tut isnt due to a birth defect caused by inbreeding. It is called Artificial Cranial Deformation. While they are a baby, their heads are wrapped tight with bandages, which causes it to grow differently. It's still done today in some communities in Africa. You can google it and see pictures. If you remember the crystal skull from IndianaJones, some peoples skulls actually resemble that shape.
A girl i work with has cyclical vomit syndrome. She was in the hospital for 2 weeks before they could figure out what it was. They put her on a VERY limited diet and she still steuggles to hold that stuff down. I feel terrible for her. It seems awful.
WHY AM I JUST NOW SUGGESTED THIS IN APRIL 2019!?
Btw, no Poe wasn't suffering from rabies. Baltimore, Maryland will just do that to you! Lol Richmond, VA didn't help to begin with. Jk, I love it here in VA
His names is Tut-ANKH-Amun, ‘Beloved Son, Life of Amun.’ There are no long vowels in Egyptian: the first name is pronounced ‘tut’, as in rhymes with ‘mutt’. Its also not ‘a-moon’, it’s ‘amun’, like ‘amen’.
About Lenin: There was the assassinatin attempt by the social revolutinary Fanny Kaplan. They had the nasty habit of treating their bullets with hunan excrement and a bullet lodged in Lenin`s neck caused probably a chronic infection and so also a cerebral arteritis.
I have gastro paresis. Basically, the vagus nerve is atrophied, meaning food takes much longer to digest. Sometimes days. I have never vomited from it at all, nevermind vomiting as extreme as Darwin's.
'Sounds like Herod got his just desserts for slaughtering all those baby boys.....and, if it is in the bible, it DID happen. Don't underestimate The Book - it has metaphysical properties most people are ignorant of.
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