Coffee Break [19/10/20]

It can be a struggle to get through the second half of the day.

It’s Monday again. A Monday during 2020. Could it be any worse? Yes, it could. Contrary to popular belief, this is not the worst year ever. According to historian Michael McCormick, that dubious honor goes to 536. Fog caused by a volcanic eruption blanketed Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, resulting in 18 months of darkness. Temperatures fell, crops failed, leading to widespread famine. Those lucky enough to survive faced the Bubonic Plague in 541, which killed 100,000,000 people. But not to worry, the Late Antique Little Ice Age ended in Europe around 660.

This is just a little rough patch. Things should start picking up in more or less 100 years. Have a great Monday!



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