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Episode 4 - Plague & Pestilence - The Dancing Plague Of 1518 History Uncovered

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On July 14, 1518, a woman identified only as Frau Troffea stepped out of her house in Strasbourg, Alsace -- in what is now France -- and started to dance. After many hours, drenched in sweat and twitching, she finally collapsed. Then, a few hours later, she got up and started again -- and then again the next day. By the third day, her feet were bruised and blood soaked through her shoes, but still she continued to dance. https://allthatsinteresting.com/dancing-plague Credits: https://allthatsinteresting.com/podcast-credits 

On July 14, 1518, a woman identified only as Frau Troffea stepped out of her house in Strasbourg, Alsace -- in what is now France -- and started to dance. After many hours, drenched in sweat and twitching, she finally collapsed. Then, a few hours later, she got up and started again -- and then again the next day. By the third day, her feet were bruised and blood soaked through her shoes, but still she continued to dance. https://allthatsinteresting.com/dancing-plague Credits: https://allthatsinteresting.com/podcast-credits 

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