2016 has been declared the “worst year in history” by those not familiar with the Black Death that ravaged Europe in 1347.

The past year has seen a slight rise in both celebrity deaths and the average cost of living per household.

This outweighs the 50 million victims of one of the most devastating pandemics the world has ever seen, according to quite a few Instagram users.

Leading statistician Thomas Dane compared the respective losses of the two years.

“The infamous plague hit Europe in 1347 and went on to kill a third of the continent’s population over the following three years.

“However, approximately half of the UK and US didn’t get what they wanted from the democratic victories of Brexit and Donald Trump,” continued Dane.

“Half is more than a third.”

 

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