22 Diseases That Are Way Weirder Than You Realize

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There's a lot to be horrified about, when it comes to diseases. But there are also a lot of weird, lesser-known facts about diseases that are genuinely interesting. So we asked our readers to put on their not-at-all-bloodstained lab coats and tell us the most interesting, unknown facts about serious illnesses.

We gave cash prizes to our favorite facts. But first, the runners-up:

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