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Full moon does not cause madness, study shows

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

Sudden crime waves, injuries and other random acts have been blamed on the monthly phenomenon, sometimes by doctors, nurses and the police.

But research by a group of psychologists in Canada has finally debunked the myth, proving that the lunar cycle has no influence on these freak occurrences.

http://www.telegraph...tudy-shows.html

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

Ask a nurse, doctor or Xray tech working an E.R. on full moon nights and you'll get a different perspective  :w00t:

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

What a surprising and unexpected turn of events. -monotone-

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

It may not cause you to do freaky things but it gives you more light to do it by.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

View PostHilander, on 20 November 2012 - 04:02 PM, said:

It may not cause you to do freaky things but it gives you more light to do it by.
LOL hahahahaha

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τότε μόνο δυο μάτια μπορούνε,
να σε κάνουν να θέλεις να ζήσεις.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:00 PM

View Postand then, on 20 November 2012 - 02:56 PM, said:

Ask a nurse, doctor or Xray tech working an E.R. on full moon nights and you'll get a different perspective  :w00t:
Or a Mod.... :whistle: :D

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

maybe it's because of the gravity....hehehe


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:33 PM

I don't care what psychologists say. They study alot of things and always come up with answers to everything but I've seen normal people do some crazy things when the moon is full. One time my late brother-in-law got into a fight with a friend who lived three doors down. He got so angry he went home and took a hatchet and smashed all the windows of his friends car. They called the police and when they arrested him he wasn't drunk or on drugs. He wasn't crazy and was always a very friendly man who never did anything like that before. Everybody said it was because of the full moon and knowing him I agree.


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

I once had a boyfriend who swore he was affected by the moon....and once a month he would prove it.....time and time again :whistle:


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

I am not usually a 'believer' so to speak but this time round, I firmly believe the moons cycle can have an effect on behaviour in some people. How and why is where I get stuck though...

I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to show me where the hell Helen of Annoy has been for the past couple of months.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 21 November 2012 - 07:53 PM, said:

I am not usually a 'believer' so to speak but this time round, I firmly believe the moons cycle can have an effect on behaviour in some people. How and why is where I get stuck though...

From what I read in the past, the metals in our body were attracted by the full moon, causing a change in our personalities.  As to the study...there are so many studies that contradict each other.  A study by plastic bag producers had consumers freaking out that reuseable grocery bags were unhygenic and they should not be used.  Pay a researcher enough to 'prove' your theory and you will be getting a result.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:28 PM

View Postand then, on 20 November 2012 - 02:56 PM, said:

Ask a nurse, doctor or Xray tech working an E.R. on full moon nights and you'll get a different perspective  :w00t:

There's a reason for this. You tend to notice a full moon, and if this coincides with a particularly busy shift there's a tendency to correlate the two. What you don't notice are the busy times when there isn't a full moon. So, some Police and nurses swear by this relationship but simply they are mistaken. Also, how many of them that claim this actually know when the moon is full? It can appear full for two days before and after.

The questions I would ask those that believe this is, how does it work?
By what mechanism does a full moon have this effect where other phases do not? It's still going overhead whether you can see it or not.
The moon is able to raise tides twice a day, but we don't see people going loopy twice a day. Why not?


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

View Postand then, on 20 November 2012 - 02:56 PM, said:

Ask a nurse, doctor or Xray tech working an E.R. on full moon nights and you'll get a different perspective  :w00t:

Better yet ask a 911 Operator like i did. They say they get more calls when the moon is full.


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

My grandmother once had the job of compiling violent crime statistics for the Ft Worth PD. Maybe it was just a case of people using the full moon as an excuse to act a fool, ( Fool Moon... heh ) but violent crime definitely went up on those nights.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:45 PM

The only full moon that makes me mad is when my boss bends over in front of me [shudder].  :w00t:






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