Wednesday 15 February 2023

Roll for Folklore Ep3 - Eaten by Rats!



Hatto, an evil bishop, was hoarding food during a terrible famine. The peasants became angry, so Hatto promised to feed them, inviting them to an empty barn. Hatto ordered the barn's doors locked, then set the barn on fire and burned the peasants commenting on their cries with the words "Hear the mice squeak!" Perhaps he should have chosen his words more carefully. 

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Tuesday 14 February 2023

Roll for Folklore ep2: What flattened 80 million trees at once?

Roll for Folklore ep2: Tunguska!

Today's Roll for Folklore: The Tunguska Explosion!

On the morning of June 30, something cause an 12-megaton explosion that flattened  80 million trees in the middle of the Siberian wilderness.  At around 7 o’clock in the morning, Indigenous people and Russian settlers northwest of Lake Baikal saw a bluish light, nearly as bright as the Sun, moving across the sky.

About 10 minutes later they heard what sounded like artillery - followed by a shock wave that knocked people off their feet and broke windows hundreds of kilometres away. The boom was so loud it was heard as far away as Washington DC

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100 Strangest Mysteries by Matt Lamy