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Global freezing

 Global freezing

Today, we worry about global warming, but the winter of 1709 was so cold in Europe that bread froze overnight and had to be hacked with an ax, roosters' combs, froze and fell off, trees exploded, and wolves stalked villages, searching for food. What caused this extraordinary cold? Scientists still aren't sure.

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Last updated by curious on Feb. 19, 2009

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