My grandad used to swallow an entire strip of gelucil after every meal. He had enough ulcers to power a small ship.
He would have loved this:
Two Australian researchers, Barry J. Marshall and J. Robin Warren, won the 2005 Nobel Prize for Medicine for discovering a bacterium that causes gastritis and stomach ulcers.
Though I must say I prefer the Ig Nobel awards ... if you don't know what I'm talking about head here .. and no these aren't a parody of the Nobels ... and they don't celebrate moronic ability ... the last two sentence were for those too lazy, or too addicted to this site to click on the link.