Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Famous people with gout

Those who have suffered from the "disease of kings" include:

Henry VIII, Charles Spurgeon, Kublai Khan, Nostradamus, John Milton, Queen Anne, Isaac Newton, Gottfried Leibniz, Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor,[14] Pablo Neruda, Alfred Lord Tennyson, George IV, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, Karl Marx, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, Benjamin Disraeli, Kirk Reuter, David Wells, Peter Paul Rubens, Alexander Hamilton, George Mason, Benjamin Franklin, Henry James, Frederick the Great, Don Nelson, Jared Leto, Pope Clement VIII, Curt Schilling, and perhaps most interestingly, the T-Rex skeleton called "Sue."

Go easy on the sweetbreads and offal meats, kids, lest you join the ranks of the gout-stricken.

2 comments:

Alejandro Larin said...

holy shit, gout humor! Lord how I've prayed for this. Thanks Blogfoot, you made my night.

BlogFoot said...

Glad to be of service.