Plague among the nuts (via Contagions)

You just never know what you are going to find in the Irish Annals!

Plague among the nuts David Woods was looking at the early Irish chronicles and he noticed something very odd. There are clusters of entries recording large mast crops. Mast? In Ireland, that would be mostly acorns..  In these sparse annals that normally only record battles, deaths,  and other major events, why record large acorn falls? The only typical use for mast / acorns is to feed pigs. But the chronicles ignore pigs. To make it even odder, there are no other ent … Read More

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