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Forget 2018, Researchers Reveal The Absolute Worst Year To Be Alive In Human History

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If you think things are bad now, just be happy you weren't trying to get by in 536 A.D.

Scientist recently named 536 A.D. the worst year to be alive in the history of the world. Dang, they didn't even to deal with Donald Trump's tweets and it was still the worst? Things must have been epic.

Michael McCormick, a medieval historian and archaeologist sure thinks so, he told Science Magazine this week:

"It was the beginning of one of the worst periods to be alive, if not the worst year."

So what was causing all this misery? It seems a volcanic eruption created a massive cloud of ash blocking out the sun across Asia and Europe and casting darkness over the planet which in turn caused temperatures to drop, crops to die and people to starve. Yikes. And here we thought Russian collusion was a drag.

Science has spoken but Twitter has other ideas.

Just when you thought it was bad enough, here's some sobering thoughts.

Well, you can't really argue with that logic.

H/T: CNN, News Skye