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Barcelona, Facts, and Family: 1346 Moscow Stockholm openhagen Kiey London ologne Cracow Vienna Paris Milan Constantinople Marsailles Rome Barcelona detenebrate: 0xymoronic: shitarianasays: theeyesinthenight: the-sonic-screw: platinumpixels: volpesvolpes: unseilie: sarahvonkrolock: gaysexagainstawall: them-days-was-olden-as-fuck: The spread of the black death. Poland Poland, tell us your secret. Poland is the old new Madagascar.  If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there.  Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there. Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it.  I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new. Damn Italy, you scary. Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better” Milan: “Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!” Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague. Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world.  WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did. Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!
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Chicago, Christmas, and College: 2016 Honey I found a pic of your Grandmother 2090 Honey I found a pic of your Grandmother loudlylaughinglady: gallusrostromegalus: See I’ve seen like 600 variations of this meme and I gotta tell you a Story. The year is 2012.  It’s Christmas.  It’s the first year my sister and I are both home from college, and we’re feeling kind of nostalgic, so we take out the old family photo albums to remember everyone from times past.  We’re all on the couch or the floor with hot chocolate and the Dog is curled up under the tree.  It’s all very Norman Rockwell. We’re going through my Mom’s side of the family, laughing at the pictures of Grandma putting wrapping paper on the dog, and grandpa pulling faces at the camera, when we find an old brown envelope. “The fuck? says my sister, because she’s been in to Great-Aunt Liz’s Rumballs, and I open the envelope.  Inside are four tickets to the titanic, unused, and Mom tells us the story of how her ancestors ALMOST came over on the Titanic, but Great-Aunt Liz got the measles and forced everyone into quarantine, thus saving their lives. The OTHER thing in the envelope are seven Photographs, dated 1890.  They are of my Great-Great Grandmother. They are nudes. They are NOT tasteful nudes. Like, these are Violating-Terms-Of-Service-On-Most-Platforms- OBSCENE. GGG had these taken waaaaay back in ye olden days, in order to convince her wayward husband to move back to England after he ditched her to party it up in Chicago. I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW FUCKING HARD WE LAUGHED.  Like, I think I passed out I was laughing so hard. So yes, people have ALWAYS been like this, and your nudes will make for a hilarious family Christmas someday. loved this story
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Troll, Tumblr, and Blog: You DO NOT NEED THE MEDICAL SYSTEM Like Reply54 15 mins n Hide 11 Replies We need choice. Not dogma. A "one-size-fits-all dictatorial system. or the abolition of systems under autocratic edicts is not choice Like Reply 13 mins Succinctly put. Well said. I just like to keep it loud plain, and simple for the fencesitters and people pleasers and the worry warts out there Like Reply 11 mins Pharmacologists have sold us the classic religious lie that we the people are all born in sin, diseased and sickened and without their holy helping hands, we are all broken and useless. What a crock! Like Reply 8 mins What about when you break an arm or a leg? or if your child has a heart condition that needs surgery? Like Reply 5 mins You answered your own question. Surgery isn't medicine Like Reply 4 mins Like Reply 4 mins what it entailed. Don't try mincing words. This is common sense You said we don't need the "Medical System You know good and well what I said, what I meant, and Like Reply 3 mins I have no idea what you mean. You said "medical system i.e all the medical field, if you meant specifically something else then state it. I am not mincing words, you are not being clear Like Reply 2 mins Surgery isn't medicine. And trauma surgery has been around centuries longer than the allopathic medical model. Like Reply 2 mins I'd wager you'd prefer the modern day surgery to the olden days surgery Like Reply Just now Alright. My mistake. Thought you mightve been a skeptard or a troll. Like Reply Just now memehumor: YOU DO NOT NEED THE MEDICAL SYSTEM

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Troll, Tumblr, and Blog: You DO NOT NEED THE MEDICAL SYSTEM Like Reply54 15 mins n Hide 11 Replies We need choice. Not dogma. A "one-size-fits-all dictatorial system. or the abolition of systems under autocratic edicts is not choice Like Reply 13 mins Succinctly put. Well said. I just like to keep it loud plain, and simple for the fencesitters and people pleasers and the worry warts out there Like Reply 11 mins Pharmacologists have sold us the classic religious lie that we the people are all born in sin, diseased and sickened and without their holy helping hands, we are all broken and useless. What a crock! Like Reply 8 mins What about when you break an arm or a leg? or if your child has a heart condition that needs surgery? Like Reply 5 mins You answered your own question. Surgery isn't medicine Like Reply 4 mins Like Reply 4 mins what it entailed. Don't try mincing words. This is common sense You said we don't need the "Medical System You know good and well what I said, what I meant, and Like Reply 3 mins I have no idea what you mean. You said "medical system i.e all the medical field, if you meant specifically something else then state it. I am not mincing words, you are not being clear Like Reply 2 mins Surgery isn't medicine. And trauma surgery has been around centuries longer than the allopathic medical model. Like Reply 2 mins I'd wager you'd prefer the modern day surgery to the olden days surgery Like Reply Just now Alright. My mistake. Thought you mightve been a skeptard or a troll. Like Reply Just now <p><a href="http://memehumor.net/post/165298288928/you-do-not-need-the-medical-system" class="tumblr_blog">memehumor</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>YOU DO NOT NEED THE MEDICAL SYSTEM</p></blockquote>

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Memes, Nba, and Nike: OLDEN DEN S STAT 17 Nike in partnership with the NBA just unveiled the '17-18 official jerseys. They also did away with home-away jerseys and gave teams a four jersey rotation! Thoughts? 💭

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