The common cold is possibly the most common of all human illnesses.
In the year 2000 in, Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, the European Committee for the Study of the Common Cold was created.
A doctor from the Common Cold Research Center calculated that a 75-year-old person is likely to have had a cold about 200 times, and on counting the days involved, it can be seen that he or she had a runny nose and sneezed and coughed for the equivalent of three whole years!
It should be pointed out that when speaking in Spanish or Catalan, the common cold is referred to as "constipado / constipat" - which of course has very little to do with the word "constipation" in English!!!!