The scientific community has admitted been baffled by the mystery illness afflicting Democratic liaress Hillary Clinton. The rare ailment, which has only been noted a handful of times in history, is called Liaritis or The Pinoccio Effect.
Mrs Clinton first noticed her nose appearing to grow longer when she made her fraudulent and laughable claims about her heroic exploits in Bosnia.
"At first, I thought I might be getting a cold and laughed it off." she said "but as I continued with my true life account of bravery, I became aware of a burning sensation from my rear end. When I looked back, I saw that literally my pants were on fire."
This is another side effect of Liaritis, scientists believe.
"When I woke up the next day, my nose was six inches longer. I could barely recognise myself. My husband Bill came in and started coming on me. Then he realised who I was. Boy, was that embarrassing!"
The only known cure from Liaritis is to receive a blood infusion from someone completely honest. In modern day America, Hillary's prospects look bleak.