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Old 09-07-2017, 07:51 PM   #4531
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The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia and peaking in Europe in the years 13461353.
And yet, the modern world owes a huge debt of thanks to the bacteria.

The death of so many people caused the price of labour to sky rocket. Also, populations that usually stayed in one place started to move around.

This led to the creation of a wealthy merchant class, who were neither nobility nor peasants - i.e., the middle class.

The end result of this was the Renaissance - a period of profound change in economics, science, art and Western thought. For example, the concept of individuality largely comes from this period.

Without the Black Death, our civilisation would be vastly different.
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Amongst the firefighters at 9/11, Steve Buscemi the actor, (who was a NYC Firefighter for a few years) returned to duty with no PR announcing the fact.
As I recall, when Steve heard what was going on, he went to his old station house and just started working.
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As I recall, when Steve heard what was going on, he went to his old station house and just started working.
There were multiple instances of that. There was also a TV show at the time about NYC police and firefighters that donated all their vehicles to the city to help them rebuild their fleets after the losses in equipment suffered on 9/11.
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It`s claimed more American civil war soldiers died through dysentery and chronic diarrhea than actual battle wounds. In fact they say a code quickly developed between both sides that you couldn't shoot at a man if he was crouching , trousers around his ankles with bare bum close to the ground

No, I`m not joking
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It`s claimed more American civil war soldiers died through dysentery and chronic diarrhea than actual battle wounds. In fact they say a code quickly developed between both sides that you couldn't shoot at a man if he was crouching , trousers around his ankles with bare bum close to the ground

No, I`m not joking
Up until sometime in the 20th Century it was normal to lose more troops to disease than in combat.
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Up until sometime in the 20th Century it was normal to lose more troops to disease than in combat.
Before then a seige was always risky, disease might break out in the beseiged city. helping the attackers, or it might break out among the attackers. Usually both sides were decimated by disease with high body counts but unpredictable results.
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Up until sometime in the 20th Century it was normal to lose more troops to disease than in combat.
Indeed, even in the 20th Century disease was a factor in many battles. On the eve of the Battle of El Alamein, a portion of the German troops were down with dysentry, including Erwin Rommel.

The Germans had no standards for hygiene. They would crap on the ground only a few metres from their camp, and then go and have a meal, surrounded by buzzing flies that had just been feasting on the faeces.

The British, on the other hand, had been fighting in the desert for centuries, and had developed very strict regulations about when and were you took a shit.
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Go to the following link and watch this video for this contribution to the "did you know" thread.....I was moved by this.
This is about Kevin Costner helping & almost giving up on a friend and their connection to his most well known (arguably his best) film.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT2S1OkSld4
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