The Sky Falling On Our Heads

A brief history of ill-advised reactions to adversity

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Anyone familiar with the French bande dessinée Astérix le Gaulois will recognize the saying:

Nous n’avons rien à craindre sauf le ciel qui nous tombe sur la tête!

Protected from Roman incursion by their famous magic potion, Asterix’s little band of Gauls had nothing to fear.