Nindendo Dual Screen - Poke-Cancer
Posted by Joe Johnson on 04/28/2008 05:57:04
Researchers have decided to change the abbreviated name of a cancer-causing disease after Nintendo of America took offense to the use of the term, "POKEMON."
Officials with the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York were abbreviating the formal name of the POK erythroid myeloid ontogenic gene as "POKEMON" long enough for scientific journals and media outlets to begin poking fun at the coincidence.
Nintendo's Pokémon USA division threatened to sue the research center for tarnishing the image of their Poké-brand, causing the gene to later be renamed as "Zbtb7." Far less amusing, that one.
Honestly, this is old, old news from late 2005 early 2006, but I'd never heard about it and found it absolutely hilarious. Having recently just purchased my first ever Pokémon game on the grounds that everyone loves it and it was on clearance at Radio Shack, I'm pretty interested in doing my own research into the cancer causing game.
Posted by Q
I'm looking at you Q? Entertainment There can be ONLY ONE!!!
Posted by VulgarV
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