Despite the fact that socializing has become a dangerous pastime, people these days can't seem to stop partying. In addition to the secret quarantine dinner parties being hosted by the DC elite, reports have surfaced that "COVID parties," gatherings where guests intentionally mingle with an infected person in order to catch the coronavirus and therefore (in their minds) become immune, are also now a thing. But while those events are sending plenty of people to the hospital, they hardly compare to some of the deadliest dinner parties and banquets in history.

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