Useless Quarantine Fact #29 – Quaranta

Useless Quarantine Fact #29 – Quaranta

Useless Quarantine Fact #29

Our first user submitted fact!

During the Black Death, incoming ships were forced to wait 40 days to prevent possible infection.

(Sound familiar? 🙄)

The Italian word for 40, “Quaranta” is the origin of the word “quarantine!


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