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The Hatfield clan poses in April 1897 at a logging camp in southern West Virginia. The most infamous feud in American folklore, the long-running battle between the Hatfields and McCoys, may be partly explained by a rare, disease inherited by the McCoy clan that can lead to hair-trigger rage and violent outbursts.(AP Photo) Email Photo Print Photo

Just read this on Yahoo...strange!!

 

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Strange.

Is that a lab in front? ;D
 

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That's a pretty interesting article. Probably didn't start the feud because of it but it certainly seems it could have played a part in the escalation. Doesn't sound like the McCoys were very nice to each other either.
 

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Interesting, The History Channel did a show on the feud a few years ago.
 

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This combines the two things I love; genetics and history. This was disturbing though:
"There was a lot of inter-marrying" that could have played havoc with the gene pool, he conceded."
 
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