TIL that In April of 1815, Mount Tambora exploded in a powerful eruption that killed tens of thousands of people on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa. The following year became known as the “year without a summer” when unusually cold, wet conditions swept across Europe and North America.

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  1. The idea for Frankenstein was conceived at that time. Mary Shelley was a guest at Lord Byron’s house for the summer. And because they couldn’t go out because of the terrible weather, the guests made a challenge to each write a horror story.

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