Did You Know You Could Die From Dancing?
Ok, when I first heard about this I thought... NO! WAY! Then I discovered the "Dancing Plague of 1518." Then I said, NO! WAY!
Could This Have Been The Worlds First Rave Party?
For no apparent reason, Frau Troffea went outside and started dancing manically in the street. According to the remaining written accounts of the event, she danced in the streets for about a week. Instead of going out and attempting to help the woman, people began to join Troffea. Before you knew it, there were approximately 400 people dancing around the streets of Strasbourg. It was said that this epidemic lasted about a month. Many of the dancers began to drop dead from strokes and heart attacks.
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