I was really excited when we learned about kuru last week because of a personal experience I had involving kuru. (Before you get worried--I am not a cannibal, nor do I know anyone who is, and I don't have kuru.) During Winter break I played Balderdash with my cousins and I was trying to find a short but obscure word for my turn. I happened to be in the K's in the dictionary and I found the word "kuru." I hadn't ever heard of it before, but I decided to use it. Turns out my cousins hadn't heard of it either and I won a lot of points from that round.
Today I was looking on the internet for articles about kuru and I happened across a "content, marketing, and public relations" company (web design company). They are called Kuru Heavy Industries. The company itself has nothing to do with kuru, but I found it amusing that they referenced the deadly disease on their "about" page:
We at Kuru deal in content, which is nothing more than the transmission of ideas and information. Hence the name.
Kuru: content that fries your brain.