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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Today's Word of the Day: "Vertigo"

Wikipedia defines vertigo as "a major symptom of a balance disorder. It is the sensation of spinning while the body is stationary with respect to the earth or surroundings."

Doesn't sound like much fun, does it?

When you scroll down the vertigo page at Wikipedia, you'll see that it also lists some famous people who suffer from the sickness. Take your time, look closely and see if any catch your eye:

* Nicolas Cage, Actor
* George Clinton, Music Artist
* Philip K. Dick, Author
* David Duval, Professional golfer
* LeBron James, Basketball Player
* Richard Lugar, U.S. Senator
* Alain Robert, rock and urban climber
* Alan Shepard, Mercury and Apollo Astronaut
* Abraham Zapruder, recorded John F. Kennedy assassination
* Ben Roethlisberger, Football Player
* William Roth, Former Republican United States Senator from Delaware

A Steeler fan with a be-vertigoed Ben Roethlisberger

Interesting. I'm trying to remember: is this common knowledge? Was it officially announced? If it's true, it certainly explains a lot about Ben's year so far.

Not to mention Nicolas Cage's acting.

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