Ted Kennedy died of brain cancer, while waiting for the passage of the universal medicare that might have paid for his treatment and saved his life. However, name magic experts say that the real problem for the Kennedys is not medical, but the curse of the family name - Gaelic for "ugly head".
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Lyle Abecedarian is an expert on the origins of names. "The surname was probably given to them as a curse a thousand years ago," he said. "Most likely, they had offended an Irish spirit, or Sidhe, which snarled 'ugly head' in its native Gaelic. From then on, they were blighted with the Kennedy name."
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The ugly head curse has hung over the family ever since, producing a string of family disasters, all revolving around head injuries.
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In 1963, Ted's brother John F. Kennedy was shot - in the head - by a a mysterious second bullet, after a picnic on a peaceful grassy knoll. Another brother, Robert Kennedy was also shot, also in the head. And sister Rosemary Kennedy suffered a bizarre brain injury, after her father arranged for doctors to give her a harmless lobotomy. The brain is an organ of the human body - located in the head.
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The ugly head curse has continued to the next generation of Kennedys. Robert Kennedy's son David died of an overdose in 1984, after being "out of his head" on drugs, while his other son, died of a head injury while skiing.
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And John F. Kennedy's son, coincidentally named John F. Kennedy Jr. crashed his plane after sending it on the wrong HEAD-ing, flying it downwards instead of sideways.

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