The Fact Is...

Oh the Bubonic Plague.  It's rearing it's ugly head again, but probably won't have the impact it did in the 1600's.  That's because we know what causes these types of diseases, even though we can't cure them.  

So, what did they do to cure the Bubonic Plague in the 1600's?

There was something called the "Miasma Theory" back in the 1600's.  Basically, foul odors caused illness, or so doctors thought.  So, why not fight fire with fire.  Those doctors prescribed something that I hope to never experience.

If you had the Bubonic Plague in 1665, you were prescribed a "Fart Jar".  That's right, a "Fart Jar".  Just a clear glass jar that you were to fart into, then immediately smell.  I guess it was supposed to cure the Bubonic Plague and more.  Since 1/2 of Europe's population was wiped out due to the plague, I can assume the "Fart Jar" didn't work.

BUT, I now have an idea for my boss.

May your farts be with you...and not in a jar.