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How did faith in Satan protect people from deadly diseases?

Hundreds of years ago, epidemics of deadly diseases arose more often, than today. The main reason for this can be considered the low level of development of medicine in those days, that is, people simply did not understand what exactly the mass extinction of people and animals is connected with. Due to the fact that in past centuries mankind had no idea about the existence of pathogenic microbes, the only way people could explain the occurrence of diseases was the tricks of evil forces. Sick people were literally considered “possessed by the devil” and tried to stay away from them. According to an international group of scientists, in the time of the absence of any medicine, faith in Satan and fear of unclean forces could very well save people’s lives.

Thousands of years ago, people believed more in evil spirits

How did people escape from the plague?

Such a verdict was made by scientists during a study whose results were published in a scientific journal. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. They conducted a survey among 3,140 residents of 28 countries to find out how many people in the world believe in the existence of Satan and other evil forces. They compared the results of the survey with the incidence of epidemics of infectious diseases. It turned out that believers in the devil and other evil spirits mostly live in the most “sick” countries.

Scientists have not yet identified the exact cause of this trend, but they have put forward a very interesting assumption. Since thousands of years ago the belief in evil spirits was especially strong, fearing to approach the “obsessed,” people could thereby protect themselves from being infected by dangerous bacteria. Perhaps, without faith in evil spirits, the number of victims of large-scale epidemics could be much larger.

Largest epidemic

One of the deadliest pandemics in the history of mankind is considered the so-called “Black Death”. By this term it is customary to understand the epidemic of the plague of 1347-1351, which began in eastern China and reached Europe. In those days, they still did not know about it, but the cause of the dangerous disease is a bacterium called Yersinia pestis, also known as stick plague. It spread to people from infected fleas, and then spread through water and air.

Hundreds of years ago, plague was treated with cauterization and bloodletting.

Fever, swollen lymph nodes, and damage to the lungs and other internal organs were observed in patients with plague. The disease was extremely difficult and ultimately almost always ended in the death of a person. Probably the infected people looked far from the best way, so it is not surprising that they were considered obsessed with the devil and tried to stay away from them.

Plague in the modern world

For some, this will be a great discovery, but you can get the plague even today. Typically, traces of plague sticks are found in the African Republic of Congo, the island of Madagascar, and the South American country of Peru. In the period from 2010 to 2015, 3248 cases of the disease were recorded in different parts of the planet, during which 584 people died.

As you might guess, today the death rate from the plague is not as high as before. Early diagnosis and timely antibiotic treatment helps to escape from death. However, antibiotics will not cope with the plague forever – over time, bacteria develop drug resistance, therefore, scientists are trying to work out an alternative to them.


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The smallest man in the world died at the age of 27 from pneumonia

The little Nepalese took part in various television shows, traveled around the world, met with the highest people in the world and enjoyed the attention to his person.

Khagendra’s height was only 67 cm and weight 5.5 kg. From a very young age, this little man was of miniature growth, born with primordial dwarfism. When he was a child, he was already known in many countries as the smallest boy in the world, and then as the smallest teenager.

After the official title of the Guinness Book of Records, Khagendra became a living symbol of Nepal, attracting tourists to this poor mountainous country.

Because of his abnormal growth, Khagendra often suffered from many medical problems, ranging from asthma to problems with breathing and bone pain. Shortly before his death, his heart began to ache often, and then he also caught pneumonia and his body simply could not withstand such a load.

Despite all the above problems, Khagendra remained a cheerful and optimistic person to the end. He was completely dependent on his parents and moved with great difficulty, but he had normal mental development and was well aware of his condition and position.

Khagendra had a younger brother, who was born completely normal and then helped Khagendra cope with various domestic inconveniences.

“He was so small at birth that could fit in the palm of my hand and it was very difficult for us to bathe and care for him,” says Khagendra’s father Rup Bahadur.

Before the death of Khagendra, the official smallest man in the world was recognized as Junrey Balawing from the Philippines, 56 cm tall, but he cannot walk on his own.

Of those dwarfs who can walk, now the smallest is the Colombian Eduardo Nino Hernandez (pictured below), whose height is 70 cm.

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A chicken in Brazil laid an egg with a text message

This happened in the municipality of Ceará, Brazil. According to, a stunned farmer named Raimundo Aluceno came to the local newspaper and demanded that the jounalists send the best scientists to the poultry farm. The reason for this was one of his birds, which laid a somewhat abnormal egg.

Raimundo has long been engaged in his business and has seen everything. But for the chicken to lay an egg with some mysterious symbols – this is what he sees for the first time.

First, our hero shared the discovery with his neighbors, who, too, were stunned. Then at a meeting of the villagers, it was decided to send Raimundo to the scientists to explain this strange phenomenon.

Unfortunately, he did not reach the scientists, however, the TV channel Monólitos, broadcasting in Portuguese, became interested in the incident. The journalists went to the place and checked everything, after which they took a short interview from Raimundo.

The egg turned out to be real, not fake, and now no one knows how to interpret this event. The opinions of people are divided.

So, many people think that aliens are to blame for everything, since Brazil is a continuous anomalous zone. But why did aliens need this? Is this some kind of joke or message left to people?

On the other hand, many see the divine sign in everything. Moreover, since the symbols more closely resemble to numbers, not letters, believers see this as the date of prophecy about the Apocalypse.

The situation with this egg is funny on one hand, and not on the the other. Why it is not funny can be understood if we recall that many cultures of the world are engaged in coloring eggs – they draw some patterns, inscriptions and so on.

All this, of course, could be some kind of witchcraft, whose roots go back to times about which nothing is known. But, apparently, there was some reason for the ancient people to make inscriptions on chicken eggs.

Maybe the ancients really had some sacred birds through which some forces transmitted messages to people, painting something on the shell. Then the messages ceased and the people themselves began to draw some patterns, repeating a forgotten ritual.

If this assumption is correct, then probably these ancient and forgotten times are returning and now many birds in the world will be carrying some quotes and valuable advice, so we follow the development of events.

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Strange multi-colored flashes in the night sky of Ohio still have not received a logical explanation

These strange multi-colored flashes in the night sky were shot last Sunday by an outdoor surveillance camera installed on a house in Bethel, Ohio.

The population of the town is only a little more than 2700 people and of course in such a small settlement there are no large stadiums, night clubs with spotlights and other institutions that could theoretically be involved in these bright flashes of light.

In addition to the camera, outbreaks were personally observed by the owners of the house on which this camera was installed. Tim Walker and his daughter Carolyn took up garbage collection late at night and literally froze in place when they saw colorful flashes that lit up the night sky.

The flashes lasted only a few seconds, and then stopped, but when the father and daughter went further along the road, the night sky again lit up with a bright flash. That is, if this happened intermittently, then this is clearly not a falling meteorite.

However, no one knows what it could still be , although news of these strange outbreaks soon appeared in many media. None of the logical versions could explain where these reddish-orange-pink-violet flashes came from.

According to Carolyn, at first she thought that something big had exploded there and felt very anxious. However, no loud sounds were heard.

And according to Tim Walker, what he saw reminded him of the explosions of shells that he saw while serving in the army. Except that here all this was completely soundless.

In the following days, reporters asked the local police and the Clermont County Emergency Department, to which the town belongs, but could not explain anything there. Also, nothing is said about whether it could be an accident on power lines or any substation.

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