I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
June 24, 2011
June 24: Dancing Sickness in Aachen, Germany, 1374
When the Dancing Sickness struck, the victims couldn't stop dancing. Sometimes they died -- of exhaustion, heart failure, or dehydration. What caused this phenomenon?