In case you missed it, Nov. 24, 2019


Anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s Death

28 years ago today Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, died at the age of 45. One day after announcing to the world that he was HIV positive, he died of pneumonia brought on by the disease.

All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day

Today commemorates the anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s book. “On the Origin of Species” introduces Darwin’s theory of evolution which is still disputed over to this day. 

A Hunter in China Eats a Wild Rabbit and Gets Bubonic Plague

A man in China got the bubonic plague after catching and eating a wild rabbit while on a hunting trip. Although the plague is generally associated with the Black Death, the disease seems common today still especially on Europeans.