Friday, January 28, 2011

Fun Fact #5

The original proposed nickname for ALS was Lou-kemia.
However, this idea was shot down by the American Medical Association. AMA President Irvin Abell contended that the nickname was inaccurate, since ALS is a neurodegenerative disease while leukemia is a form of cancer.
Commissioner of Baseball Kenesaw Mountain Landis said it just plain wasn't funny.

Mr. Landis engaging in his own national
pastime - hurling baseballs at orphans

1 comment:

  1. It's better than what they wanted to call HIV when Magic said he contracted it...