Thursday, June 17, 2004

Fun Fact of the Day

Up to 11th Century
Diabetes was commonly diagnosed by 'water tasters,' who drank the urine of those suspected of having diabetes; the urine of people with diabetes was thought to be sweet-tasting. The Latin word for honey (referring to its sweetness), 'mellitus', was added to the term diabetes as a result.

2 Comments:

At 5:25 PM, Blogger yayaempress said...

I wonder how they figured that one out and who in their right mind would sign up for that job?

 
At 4:58 PM, Blogger srah said...

Ew!

 

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