Challenging the widespread belief that the Black Plague of medieval Europe was spread by rats covered in disease-carrying fleas, a new study has found that the outbreak was more likely caused by flea-ridden gerbils. What do you think?

“This totally changes my relative tolerance of various rodent species.”

Jason Soto • Systems Analyst


“Look, it’s easy to throw around blame for the Black Death.”

Chad Hite • iPod Restorer

“That’s nice, but I’m still laying down the poison.”

Gail Gregory • Classroom Assistant


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