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Dancing Plague of 1518

FREEDO
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6/13/2013 7:31:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
They literally danced themselves to death. Best form of mass hysteria EVER.

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6/13/2013 7:39:54 PM
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"[A]uthorities encouraged more dancing, in part by opening two guildhalls and a grain market, and even constructing a wooden stage."
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6/13/2013 7:47:27 PM
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At 6/13/2013 7:39:54 PM, Maikuru wrote:
"[A]uthorities encouraged more dancing, in part by opening two guildhalls and a grain market, and even constructing a wooden stage."

lol
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6/16/2013 2:11:49 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
"Dancing mania appears to have completely died out by the mid-17th century."
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6/20/2013 7:43:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
People did it more than once:
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6/21/2013 12:53:06 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/20/2013 7:43:52 PM, 16kadams wrote:
People did it more than once:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

Thank goodness for tranquilizers. Someone would need to put these people down.
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6/23/2013 11:31:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
That moment when you realize you can't find any evidence you're actually looking at a hoax....

I'm going with a secretly organized cult event.
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6/25/2013 4:29:52 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/23/2013 11:31:35 PM, Skynet wrote:
That moment when you realize you can't find any evidence you're actually looking at a hoax....

I'm going with a secretly organized cult event.

I would do that. Hire a few flash mods. Have them claim that they can't stop dancing. It spreads to others. Suddenly, there's a dancing plague.

Makes you think. There must have been someone who danced first and it just dominoed from there.
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7/16/2013 2:32:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
More evidence of the dancing plague.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjPau5QYtYs

Notice the need to dance and the assertion that it is safe. I have also noted that they are men without hats who dress similarly to 16th century Europeans.
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7/16/2013 4:28:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/13/2013 7:31:18 PM, FREEDO wrote:
They literally danced themselves to death. Best form of mass hysteria EVER.

http://en.wikipedia.org...

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