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Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by Nobody: 7:39am On Jan 17, 2021
Scientists believe they have pinpointed what is probably the hardest year to have lived on earth - an 18 month period of complete darkness, famine and freezing temperatures

2020, for many, will go down as one of the worst years that will ever be experienced.

Rightly so, as it was an unprecedented challenge for millions of people.

And as lockdowns continue to keep households isolated, Brits are desperately longing for a Covid-free future.

It is no secret that 2020 was one to put behind us - but was it the worst year on record?

Science would say: No.

Historians and researchers have revealed that the worst year to be alive was actually 536 A.D.

In 536 A.D, the world went cold.

The planet was plunged into total darkness, and it lasted a full 18 months.

A mysterious fog rolled over Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia.

The sun was blocked during the day, causing total darkness.

Surviving records indicate that shadows could not be seen even at midday.

Temperatures dropped to nearly freezing year round, crops did not grow and people died in their swathes.

It was, as you guessed, the literal Dark Age.

Researchers recently discovered that the main source for the fatal fog was a volcanic eruption in Iceland early on in the year.

It spread ash across much of the Northern Hemisphere, creating a global climate pattern and years of famine, History.Com reports.

For 18 months the lights were out.

The Byzantine historian Procopius wrote: “The sun gave forth its light without brightness, like the moon, during this whole year.”

He added: “Men were free neither from war nor pestilence nor any other thing leading to death.”

The catastrophic darkness led to temperatures of 1C across a Europe and Asia, with China even recording summer snow.

Michael McCormick, a history professor, told History.com previously: “It was a pretty drastic change; it happened overnight.

“The ancient witnesses really were onto something. They were not being hysterical or imagining the end of the world.

“…The Late Antique Little Ice Age that began in the spring of 536 lasted in western Europe until about 660, and it lasted until about 680 in Central Asia.

“It was the beginning of one of the worst periods to be alive, if not the worst year.”

The cold and starvation caused economic catastrophe, worsened by the breakout of the first bubonic plague in 541.

So there you have it.
Source: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/536-ad-the-worst-year-22857419

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by PlayerMeji: 7:48am On Jan 17, 2021
So we in Africa that managed to stay alive throughout 536AD do not need any mention?

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by xtocom: 8:02am On Jan 17, 2021
I don't believe! how about living in Nigeria from 2015 till date ?

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by nairalander2020(m): 8:06am On Jan 17, 2021
The worst is yet to come.

modified:pls dont quote me wrong,am talking about the book of revelation.
some people are getting it wrong.

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by coolcharm(m): 8:08am On Jan 17, 2021
We you keep quiet

So a volcanic eruption caused total darkness in 3 continents for 18 months?

Which kind yeye history.com story be that

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by LMS1(m): 8:32am On Jan 17, 2021
GOD PLS GIVE OUR NIGERIAN BLOGGERS BREAKFAST TO KEEP THEM OFF FALSE NEWS!.

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by Mrsoft3(m): 8:33am On Jan 17, 2021
The earth has faced so many things,even this said year is still not the worst...there are many worst years in the bible moore than this stated

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by TANID(m): 8:41am On Jan 17, 2021
nairalander2020:
The worst is yet to come
for you not for us please!!!!!!

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by Iceyjayz: 8:47am On Jan 17, 2021
Alot of bad things happened
Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by sainty2k3(m): 8:49am On Jan 17, 2021
I am afraid history might repeat itself

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by nairalander2020(m): 9:05am On Jan 17, 2021
TANID:
for you not for us please!!!!!!
U no believe abi oya go read revelation.

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by 444crop: 9:49am On Jan 17, 2021
And all the mofos took refuge in Africa.... That's why

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by paulolee(m): 10:05am On Jan 17, 2021
haaabaaa...wish Africa had alot in history and research because they would surely come up with more scary facts during the Early ages

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by Nobody: 10:05am On Jan 17, 2021
Interesting
Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by TANID(m): 10:06am On Jan 17, 2021
nairalander2020:
U no believe abi oya go read revelation.
i now understand what you're try to mean

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by Jomjom056: 10:32am On Jan 17, 2021
I remember that year,it was so tough people were praying for death.But I stood firm and believed it will soon be history.I became thin like a broom stick.But I survived!
Here I am today,telling the lies...
2k foreign instagram follower account available now!First come,first serve..
Just check my signature.

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by PrinxArthur1(m): 11:19am On Jan 17, 2021
Lies
Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by jimmychang: 11:25am On Jan 17, 2021
PlayerMeji:
So we in Africa that managed to stay alive throughout 536AD do not need any mention?

Like they said we are useless embarassed embarassed

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by YoungBlackRico(m): 11:39am On Jan 17, 2021
PlayerMeji:
So we in Africa that managed to stay alive throughout 536AD do not need any mention?
You're not part of history grin

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by KingMack(m): 11:51am On Jan 17, 2021
Mr. Daura and 2020 HV been our worst year! Our children must hear the story angry

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by psyco: 11:57am On Jan 17, 2021
coolcharm:
We you keep quiet

So a volcanic eruption caused total darkness in 3 continents for 18 months?

Which kind yeye history.com story be that
I tired o. One volcano, three continent. Continent not even country sad

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by waynetee(m): 11:57am On Jan 17, 2021
One day.. I hope they find what they are looking for.

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by Kingluqman(m): 12:15pm On Jan 17, 2021
As we no witness am.. Dey fit lie, na dem know grin

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by theMagnet: 12:33pm On Jan 17, 2021
coolcharm:
We you keep quiet

So a volcanic eruption caused total darkness in 3 continents for 18 months?

Which kind yeye history.com story be that
The kind of lies these “scientists” lie ehn
No be from this world
And the thing is people believe their lies
Just because they are “Scientists”

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by Bankz02(m): 12:53pm On Jan 17, 2021
nairalander2020:
The worst is yet to come
STOP PREDICTING EVIL AND BAD LUCK

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by Kayberg: 12:59pm On Jan 17, 2021
According to someone up there, the worst is yet to come indeed.

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by Lordbinsmar: 1:08pm On Jan 17, 2021
Jomjom056:
I remember that year,it was so tough people were praying for death.But I stood firm and believed it will soon be history.I became thin like a broom stick.But I survived!
Here I am today,telling the lies...
2k foreign instagram follower account available now!First come,first serve..
Just check my signature.

grin grin grin

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by Nobody: 1:47pm On Jan 17, 2021
PlayerMeji:
So we in Africa that managed to stay alive throughout 536AD do not need any mention?
Did African historians document what happened that year? Look at ancient China, much of their history is intact because from dynasty to dynasty, they had scribes whose job was to document Palace activity.
I'm sure African Kings were just interested in making money, and marrying more wives.

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by Slynation(m): 2:04pm On Jan 17, 2021
This Scientists and lies ehh....
Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by Vyzz: 2:27pm On Jan 17, 2021
PlayerMeji:
So we in Africa that managed to stay alive throughout 536AD do not need any mention?



You truly think the give a flying fu*k about us?

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by Hisduchess(f): 2:46pm On Jan 17, 2021

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Re: Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers (Photos) by Nairalandwizerd(m): 4:04pm On Jan 17, 2021
Here we go again

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