“The bacteria that caused the Black Death, which wiped out millions in mid-14th century Europe, may be extinct, according to a new study.
Hoping to resolve some controversy regarding the cause of the Black Death, researchers examined more than 100 samples taken from bodies buried in London during that time.
“The Black Death was caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis — the one responsible for current plague outbreaks. This settles the controversy surrounding the causative agent. Although we cannot rule out, at this stage, that there was another co-circulating strain,” said study author Hendrik Poinar, a biological anthropologist at McMaster University in Ontario.
From MTV.com: Warrant Singer Jani Lane Dead At 47
I know this is kinda old news, and I really had no intention of commenting on it. I mean, don’t get me wrong. It is a sad story. And we all gotta meet the big guy at some point, I suppose. On the way home from work, though, I heard the song “Cherry Pie” Jani Lane wrote/performed with Warrant. Back in 2006, he did an interview for VH1’s Heavy: The Story of Metal about the song. And now, every time I hear Cherry Pie, I think of that interview.