When the bubonic plague hit in 1348 it was pretty bad time to be a Catholic. Monks and Nuns were infected just as much as the beggars and peasants, and the one man everyone looked to for guidance, the Pope, packed his bags and ran away to Babylon. Back then, most people believed that the Black Death was in fact one of God’s biblical plagues, and that God was very very pissed off. Acting out of desperation, men committed unspeakable acts in the name of God in order to shield themselves from his wrath. This is a story of those men.
This is some footage that has been making the rounds this week. I’m betting a lot of you have seen it currently considering it has over 1/2 million views already on YouTube. If you’re concerned about *SPOLIERS* I wouldn’t click the video below. Then again, not much happens other than 200 stunt men fake-pounding the booger-snot out of each other. Enjoy!