We watch a show like House and chalk the implausibility of its patients' maladies up to sensationalism for the sake of entertainment. But how implausible is it really?

With the help of esteemed image manipulator AuntieMeme, we present to you a boatload of crazy-sounding diseases ... that are absolutely real.

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Stone Man Syndrome Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is a disorder in which muscle tissue, tendons, and ligaments gradually turn to bone. It

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Sweating Sickness Sweating Sickness begins with a sense of apprehension, followed by violent cold shivers, headaches, severe neck, shoulder, and lim

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Toothpick Fish The Candiru is a tiny fish with a reputation for invading and parasitizing the human urethra. Reports of urethral, uh, invasion date ba

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Wool Sorter's Disease People who work with sheep are vulnerable to a pulmonary form of anthrax that comes from inhaling spores found in wool. It start

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River Blindness Blindness is actually the less-diabolical result of Onchocerciasis. Onchocerca Volvulus (a blackfly found near rivers) injects you wit

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Butcher's Warts Butchers are subject to their own special malady, which are a variation of the Human Papillomavirus. Modern medicine is still not sure

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Cotard's Delusion Cotard's Delusion is arare mental disorder in which a person sincerely believes he or she is missing body partssuch as the brain- or

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