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(Daily Express)   Full moons cause people to have strokes. Werewolves most at risk, say scientists   (express.co.uk) divider line 14
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2008-08-15 09:58:00 PM  
*has a stroke*
"That's no moon, its a space station"
Oh.
*recovers from stroke*
Wait, a space station?!?!?
*has a heart attack*
 
2008-08-15 11:17:18 PM  
Is the moon more or less likely to give me a stroke then a Red Bull?
 
2008-08-15 11:42:35 PM  
Big tits cause me to stroke more
 
2008-08-15 11:58:43 PM  
I would always trust what Dr. Quinn says

www.cnn.com

oh yes
 
2008-08-16 12:01:49 AM  
Their hair, however, remains perfect.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhwoooooooooooooooooooooo!
 
2008-08-16 12:06:58 AM  
*Badum-tish*

Subby wins 50 internets for excellent pun.
 
2008-08-16 12:17:34 AM  
SilentStrider: *has a stroke*
"That's no moon, its a space station"
Oh.
*recovers from stroke*
Wait, a space station?!?!?
*has a heart attack*


/redneck bowling clap
 
2008-08-16 01:01:04 AM  
btw

how does the moon being full affect things?
it still has the same mass as it always does
its not like 1/2 moons are actually half of the moon
unexplainable my ass
I call BS
 
2008-08-16 01:59:10 AM  
mavrick45: btw

how does the moon being full affect things?
it still has the same mass as it always does
its not like 1/2 moons are actually half of the moon
unexplainable my ass
I call BS


Gravitational pull, maybe? Full moons are closer to the earth and affect cerebro-spinal fluid in a tide-like way, causing brain-jangling and stroke-like symptoms?

/Need a combo of House and Galileo to answer this one, I reckon...
 
2008-08-16 02:27:34 AM  
mavrick45 unexplainable my ass
I call BS


Good point. The article says that this affects mostly women under the age of 65. C'mon. A lot of those have got to be before the "change". You know what that means. Hormones, PMS, chocolate and Cathy cartoons! I mean, really. What in the world could a 28-day lunar cycle have to do with how their brains might work?
 
2008-08-16 03:23:27 AM  
Shatnerfreude: Full moons are closer to the earth

WUT?!

since when?
 
2008-08-16 05:14:46 AM  
Shatnerfreude: mavrick45: btw

how does the moon being full affect things?
it still has the same mass as it always does
its not like 1/2 moons are actually half of the moon
unexplainable my ass
I call BS

Full moons are closer to the earth


It would be an interesting notion, but for the fact that lunar perigee is unrelated to the synodic cycle. Some full moons are closer, some are not, some are farther away; there is no correlation except occasional coincidence.

That said, it may be worthwhile investigating any statistically curious patterns relating to lunar perigee (and apogee, why not while we're at it), though measurable variation in gravitational effect of the moon is very small.

It's also worth pointing out that a single factoid like this has very little relevance, due to its weak credibility. In the past, such 'studies' (really little more than curious bean-counting of uncontrolled events) have often been refuted by similar accounts providing contradictory 'evidence'. There may in fact be no significant correlation at all.

But if there is, I think strict studies will point towards a psychosomatic explanation.
 
2008-08-16 08:47:00 AM  
mavrick45: Shatnerfreude: Full moons are closer to the earth

WUT?!

since when?


Since I was tired.

/Had typed a self-deprecating slashie in the original post about my lack of astronomical skills but deleted it in a fit of misplaced hubris.
//never again
 
2008-08-16 10:19:25 PM  
Also furries.
 
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