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In the 14th Century, the world was hit by the outbreak of a new form of disease that swept through Aisa and Europe, killing a terrifying number of people. It is estimated that 75 million people succumbed to the Bubonic Plague, or “Black Plague” from the 14th Century to the 18th Century. All told, between a third and two thirds of Europe’s population died of the disease. In the early parts of the 20th century, a Spanish Flu pandemic swept the world, killing upwards of a hundred million people. In 2014, Pink Eye took Bob Costas from us. No, he’s…


American Figure Skater Ashley Wagner completed her performance Sunday at the Sochi Olympics and was elated with her performance before she stepped off the ice. When she saw her low scores from the judges, she became an instant internet celebrity. She clearly mouthed the words “That’s Bull—-!” It’s possible, I guess, she was just reacting to Bob Costas’s gooey eye infection (For the love of God, someone get that man some Visine!), but more realistically, she expected a higher score and disagreed with the judges’ take…vehemently. Her expression changed instantly from bizarre artificial joy that can only be found on…

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