The Dancing Plague, 1518

It baffles people now as it did then, when hundreds of people around 16th Century Strasbourg danced and danced till they could dance no more. Read about its potential cause and the remedies phycisians came up with One Summer’s day in 1518 down a narrow street in Strasbourg, France an odd thing occurred; people turned... Continue Reading →

The Wise Men of Gotham, 1200s

When the King of England wanted to build a road through Gotham village's locale, the rustics knew there was only one way to get rid of his men; to play insane... Find out what absurd tasks they came up with acting fools. It is difficult to determine the veracity of tales from such historical, murky... Continue Reading →

Erfurt Latrine Disaster, 1184

Oddball tales: A catastrophic disaster to befall the Holy Roman Empire barely heard of; when dozens of the Empire's noblemen drowned... in a latrine. A complex, multi-ethnic patchwork of kingdoms made up the Holy Roman Empire that was the most powerful Christian kingdom to arise from the ashes of the Dark Ages. Politically it was... Continue Reading →

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