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Illustration for article titled Nostradamus On Paterno (The Town In Sicily): Flee Oh, Flee ... The Dreaded Pestilence!

There is a new translation of Nostradamus's The Prophecies, the text that when read just so manages to predict everything from 9/11 to the rise of the Kennedys (and whose contents were the subject of roughly 98 percent of all emails forwarded from AOL accounts between 1998 and 2004). In a review on Tuesday, Dwight Garner of the Times mentioned in passing a quatrain alluding to Paterno, the town in Sicily. We looked it up in an older translation:

Paterno will hear the cry from Sicily,
all the preparations in the Gulf of Trieste;
it will be heard as far as Sicily
flee oh, flee, so many sails, the dreaded pestilence!


Called it. Please forward this to everyone you know.

[New York Times]

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