The Dancing Plague of Medieval Europe

In the early years of the 16th century, one of the most bonkers and truly odd events in history took place. In the Holy Roman Empire, in modern-day France, there was a spontaneous outbreak of….dancing. Seriously, dancing. This wasn’t just a Medieval nightclub though, the dancing spread throughout the towns and countryside, going on forContinue reading “The Dancing Plague of Medieval Europe”

Numbers Stations

I promise, I never thought I would be the guy sitting in the corner with his tin-foil hat on, but here we are. Asking a young Matt and once I would have scoffed at the idea of massive government conspiracies, why would the government do things behind our backs? My God I was an idiot.Continue reading “Numbers Stations”

Two Shots in Sarajevo; The Death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Countess Sophie

Photo via Wikimedia Europe in the early 20th century was a gigantic pile of dynamite primed to explode. It was like when your little sibling doesn’t get what they want at the store and you see the rage boiling in their eyes; you know an explosion is coming; the question is only if it willContinue reading “Two Shots in Sarajevo; The Death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Countess Sophie”

The Black Death

One aspect of the past that often goes overlooked by modern people is just how absolutely disgusting life was during the past for our ancestors. During the classical period, there were modern advancements to sanitation in cities such as Rome and Athens where they had running water and proper toilets, but when the Roman EmpireContinue reading “The Black Death”