LIONS MORE LIKELY TO EAT PEOPLE AFTER A FULL MOON

Via: The Telegraph

Other predators, such as wolves, may also be at their most dangerous when the moon starts to wane.

The discovery, from an African study of 500 lion attacks, could explain the full moon’s place in folklore as a harbinger of evil or disaster, and its association with werewolves and vampires.

Scientists studied records of nearly 500 lion attacks on Tanzanian villagers between 1988 and 2009.

In more than two thirds of cases, the victims were killed and eaten. The vast majority of attacks occurred between dusk and 10pm on nights when the moon was waning and providing relatively little light.

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CAN A FULL MOON AFFECT BEHAVIOUR?

Via: ABC Science

The modern genre of werewolf books, TV series and movies are in complete agreement with the 1941 Hollywood classic film The Wolf Man. Yep, if you are so inclined, the full Moon will turn you into a lunatic werewolf.

Indeed, that rather antiquated word ‘lunacy’ comes from Luna, who was the Roman Goddess of the Moon. One definition of lunacy is “intermittent insanity once believed to be related to phases of the moon”.

This belief goes back a long way. The Roman scientist and military commander, Pliny the Elder, said that because the full Moon causes a very heavy nocturnal dew, it must also make the brain become “unnaturally moist”. That was how, he claimed, the Moon caused both epilepsy and lunacy. He was wrong.

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UNIVERSITY OF BASEL RESEARCHERS PROVE “FULL MOON EFFECT” IMPACTS ON HUMAN SLEEP

Via: News.com.au

SCIENTISTS say they’ve proven what paramedics have claimed for years – evidence that shows people go a bit nutty when there’s a full moon.

Dr Gordian Fulde has been the director of the emergency department at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital for 30 years and says throughout his entire career he’s known “people really do behave more strangely than they normally do” at the peak of the lunar cycle.

“It’s a very firm belief because it’s just been like this for years, decades and centuries,” Dr Fulde said.

However, science has only just caught up.

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DOES THE FULL MOON FUCK YOUR SHIT UP?

Do you think you might be part werewolf?
Are you reading this because you can’t fucking sleep?
Do you feel like getting a little crazy right now?
Well then you’re in the right place amigo.
Welcome to the dark side of the moon.

Why does this happen? What’s it all about? What’s wrong with your brain? These are good goddamn questions. All we know is Moonitis is a real thing and we need your help to figure out just what the hell is going on. So howl at us in the comments below and share your full (and new) moon troubles and traumas.

We promise not to judge.

– Team Moonitis