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The Curious Genetics of Werewolves

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Before a genetic explanation for overactive hair follicles existed, werewolfism, aka lycanthropy, was thought to arise in eclectic ways: rubbing a magic salve into the skin, sleeping outdoors under a summer full moon, drinking from the pawprint of a wolf, or a devil’s curse. Werewolves were once considered to be giant extinct lemurs from Madagascar.

Armenian folklore describes a werewolf as a female criminal being punished by coming out at night and eating her children, and then her relatives’ children, in order of relatedness.

http://blogs.plos.or...-of-werewolves/

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This was a interesting article. I'm kind of wondering if hypertrichosis is something from our ancient past that shows up occasionally. Before we started wearing cloths we needed to keep warm somehow.

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