The Daily Junk Fact Number #9
Did you know that in the year 2005 the makers of the famous video game World of Warcraft had created a new dungeon with an enemy called Hakkar. The enemy who had control over the dungeon would cast a spell that would create a highly contagious disease. This disease would then spread among the players and kill them.
Medical researchers in real life heard about this and started using the game to create data sheets and observe how players controlled the disease in game. They would then collect all of the findings and use it to stop dangerous diseased from spreading in real life