Someone has written: “In 1400 B.C. a group of nervous Egyptians saw the Nile turn red.” But what they thought was blood was actually an algae bloom which killed the fish that, prior to that, had been living off the eggs of frogs. These uneaten eggs turned into record numbers of baby frogs that subsequently fled to the land and died. Their rotting frog bodies attracted lice and flies.
The lice carried the bluetongue virus which killed 70% of Egypt’s livestock. The flies carried glanders, a bacterial infection that, in humans, causes boils.
Soon afterward the Nile River Valley was hit with a 3-day sandstorm otherwise known as “the plague of darkness.” During the sandstorm, intense heat can combine with an approaching cold front to create – not only hail – but also electrical storms which would have looked to the ancient Egyptians like fire from the sky.
The subsequent wind would have blown the Egyptian locust population off course and right into downtown Caro.
Hail is wet, locusts leave droppings to spread both on grain and you have got mycotoxins.
Dinnertime in ancient Egypt means the first born child got the biggest portions, which in this case, meant he ate most toxins. SO he died.
Then plagues, 10 scientific explanations!
And one big fool. And – if you believe it – two big fools.