One of the best things about life is that at any given moment something surprising and unexpected can happen. That’s also one of the most abjectly terrible things about life, though. Throughout history, simply terrible, awful things have happened many times, and the more you learn about them, the more you’ll be glad they happened long, long before your birth.
Today let’s talk about a few disasters that befell our ancestors; ancestors with whom we would not trade places for all the goddamn gold in the world. Man, history, you’re terrifying sometimes.