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#CuriousIT: il colpo d’aria

“Colpo d’aria” (airstroke) is a mysterious Italian illness, caused by draughts of cold air that hit your neck.

If your neck or back hurts, if you have a cold, if you have a headache- whatever, it’s colpo d’aria‘s fault!

Italians grandmas’ explanation to every rheumatism is colpo d’aria – it’s really common in popular Italian culture.

Doctors, anyway, claim it’s not an actual disease or illness!

A contracture can be caused by a sudden temperature leap, not by some air hitting your body.

Do you believe in colpo d’aria? Have you ever experienced one? Let us know!