Façade of decency;
A loathsome rot.
The milk of human kindness,
A cascade of pumps and membranes;
A great plague of swollen blisters.
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Someone just reminded me of the ergot rye flour theory and now I have to go Scream for at least half an hour
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weird historical thing: *happened*
historians: have we blamed this on ergotism yet?
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[Notre Terre, Nos Aieux, Notre Fils Et Nos Morts..., Black Metal, France, 2015]
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Witches and bread? Spooky! This theory to explain that the Salem witch trails involves baking.
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rye ergot fungus
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Apparently there is a theory that ergotism caused the salem witch trials. If this is true (a huge amount of circumstantial evidence says it could be) it explains a lot.
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I now seriously want to write a horror story that ends with the main character waking up in the hospital and the doctor is just like:
"Ergotism, it's all over now."
and those would be the last words.
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