A new study claims that Columbus introduced syphilis to Europe from the New World, but it was those decadent Europeans who made it sexually transmitted. "It's especially neat when I think about contacts between Europeans and Native Americans," Researcher Kristin Harper said. "As far as diseases go, it seemed like a one-way street: Europeans brought measles and smallpox (to the Indians). But this is an example of disease going the other way. That seems kind of fair." Sure. Europe wiped out 100 million people and the Indians made a couple Ibsen characters go mad. Fair's fair! [Yahoo]