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The Dancing Plague Of 1518

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Please watch: "The 10 Hottest Sex Positions Ranked By YOU" ➨ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkRFntsbb8k -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- The story of the dancing plague sounds like something straight out of fiction. On a summer’s day in the town of Strasbourg during the year 1518, a woman began dancing wildly in the street. The day turned into night, the night turned into morning, and she was still dancing. Within a week, 34 others had joined her, dancing as though they were possessed, without stop, for no apparent reason. And within a month, the number of dancers had reached 400. Religious sermons were called to address the issue. Physicians were called in to document the event and try to find a solution. And all the while, the dancing worsened. Many became ill or died as a result of exhaustion, strokes, or heart attacks. The authorities eventually decided that the only way the dancers would recover is if they danced it out of their systems. Guild halls and a grain market were opened to the dancers, and a wooden stage was even constructed for them. Musicians were even brought in to keep those affected moving. Numerous theories have been proposed for the cause of the bizarre event, including poisoning, epilepsy, typhus, mass psychogenic illness, and even secretly coordinated religious rituals, but to this day we still have no answer for this truly unbelievable historical event. AskMen: http://www.askmen.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AskMencom Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/AskMen Follow us on Foursquare: https://foursquare.com/askmen Let us know know your opinions by commenting below!
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sclock2 (2 months ago)
This is what safety dance is based on
Shannon Henson (1 year ago)
could have been Chorea.
Rocco Albano (7 months ago)
bitch its cholera. and cholera is a disease that makes you hemmorage from your anus. What does that have to do with dancing?
John Thicc (1 year ago)
How did they survive a month without eating or drinking anything?
Nita z (4 months ago)
Well it's obvious their bodies weren't properly taken care of but I mean you can still drink and dance or eat and dance at the same time. Maybe not a proper meal but I don't think they had big meals or good meals 3times a day back then either way.
Rocco Albano (7 months ago)
They didnt
Alan McD (8 months ago)
I should have done this for my history thesis. Crazy. Could it not possibly be something besides a virus such as mass poisoning through water or possibly mushrooms.
Hol M (1 year ago)
This is so weird disturbing and funny all at the same time
prancer71 (1 year ago)
Crystal meth was discovered in 1518
KrashSyteGaming (6 months ago)
Rocco Albano u know some facts 👍🏼
Rocco Albano (7 months ago)
This fungus comonly grows on rye so some people think they ate poisoned bread
Rocco Albano (7 months ago)
no it wasnt but a fungal form of LSD was discovered
Jay the Watermelon (2 years ago)
wow that's crazy
Alan McD (8 months ago)
This is where the lyrics for dancing in the moonlight come from
hazleslife (2 years ago)
Anyone here from buzzfeed?...no...ok
Mel S (1 year ago)
The Mysterious Death of Gloria Ramirez. Or The Toxic Woman.
yadana ._. (1 year ago)
Which episode??
Betty Yuanming Yao (1 year ago)
HAZLES LIFE yea
Viviana Dragoste (1 year ago)
HAZLES LIFE yaaas
Itsyourman (1 year ago)
Which video?
A cult witch back then never got caught and did her dancing spell
Fireangel666 (2 years ago)
Wtffff
Mohammad (2 years ago)
Party rock anthem is based on a true story.
KrashSyteGaming (6 months ago)
Lol
Alan McD (8 months ago)
You win the internet
Mohammad (2 years ago)
+467sprite ;P
467sprite (2 years ago)
hahah
randall w (2 years ago)
For the 60's, they called those people hippies
Zai Di (2 years ago)
aliens?
Jack Bowman (2 years ago)
must have played my mixtape
Yellow (9 months ago)
LOL
SMallDuCk 9 (1 year ago)
Jack Bowman yes lol
Fake Account (1 year ago)
time travel is real
MrBakku (2 years ago)
some people got a feeling that they never never ever got before
Souf K (2 years ago)
somebody got in a timemachine and did a "social experiment" : sent them a radio with a deep house/goa mixtape and some mdma pills. They tought it was candy.
My Bot (2 years ago)
Levels?
Stephen Mladenovic (2 years ago)
Someone had sex with aliens and got this dance olague!!!!!!!!!
Kenjiro Mitsui (2 years ago)
Well, I guess someone played "Push the Tempo" at the wrong place.
chris vyx (3 years ago)
and thats crack in the old days for ya
X (3 years ago)
Man fuck aliens.
James Last (3 years ago)
Thats crazy.

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