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Diseases

The Anti-Mask League Of 1919: The Anti-Masker Movement ...

July 1, 2020

In 1918, the most deadly outbreak of influenza of the 20th century killed nearly 50 million people across the world and around 675,000 people in the United S...

1518 Dancing Plague: The Mania Where Hundreds Danced Fo...

June 24, 2020

(Pieter Bruegel the Elder/Wikimedia Commons) In 1518, one of the deadliest dance parties took place in Strasbourg, Alsace, when historians believe that betwee...

San Francisco's 1904 Black Plague Scare (And How It Was...

May 14, 2020

South tower of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. (Brocken Inaglory/Wikimedia Commons) The bubonic plague is one of the most catastrophic diseases to ev...

Why The Past Smelled Absolutely Horrible

March 19, 2020

It's time to face facts: People are disgusting. It's not that you're a lazy or unhygienic person, it's just that the human body is a cesspool and there's nothing to be done about i...

Spanish Flu: The Pre-Coronavirus Pandemic That Killed M...

March 4, 2020

Long before the coronavirus, the Spanish flu was one of the first recorded pandemics, infecting at least 27% of the Earth's population at the time and killing 3–5...

"God Bless You" Sneeze Response: A Pope, A Plague, And ...

February 16, 2020

1950s woman preparing for a sneeze. (Photo by Debrocke/ClassicStock/Getty Images) With the common cold, the flu, coronavirus, and goodness knows what else run...

The Elizabethan Era's Most Horrifying And Disgusting Re...

November 17, 2019

The Elizabethan era began on November 17, 1558, when Queen Elizabeth I ascended to the throne. The era is remembered as a time of beautiful clothing, luxurious h...

Historical Figures Who Suffered From Diseases or Disord...

March 23, 2019

There are numerous diseases and disorders that average people suffer from every day with no respecter of persons. These diseases can come upon anyone at any ...