Tag «Smallpox»

This Is How Your Body Builds Immunity

This Is How Your Body Builds Immunity

Vaccines are possibly the greatest thing that humans ever created. Not just in the realm of medicine, but like all of human creation. Space travel is awesome. Agricultural revolution? For the most part, pretty sweet. The entirety of YouTube? Up there, but maybe not as lifesaving as vaccination. Vaccinations has its roots in variolation, a …

Black History Month – Onesimus

Black History Month – Onesimus

The year was 1792. A smallpox epidemic is making its way across colonial Boston. Smallpox, known as a disease of princes and paupers, is affecting the wealthy, the poor and slaves alike. Onesimus, an african born slave of Puritan Minister Cotton Mather shares an age-old tribal practice that makes one immune to smallpox. Onesimus explains …

Worst Plagues in History Of Mankind

Worst Plagues in History Of Mankind

Germs- they’re everywhere, and they’re always trying to kill you. Right now as you sit at your computer or watching on your phone, all matter of deadly germs are crawling all over you- your hands, your chest, your face, in your mouth… there’s nowhere they can’t reach. Right this second you have a 25% chance …

History Summarized: The Maya, Aztec, and Inca

All righty! Let’s cover the great civilizations of the New World, from the time before the Old World made the New World New by killing most of the New World and reconstructing it to be way more Old World-y. That’s a mouthful. Anyway, three great civilizations: the Inca, the Aztec, and the Maya. The Maya, …