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Werewolf Theory Bites the Dust

Sat, 25th May 2002

Part of the show What is a Virus and How do Viruses Cause Disease - Stacey Efstathiou

Scientists have finally proved that there is no such thing are Werewolves. At least, they've shown that the full moon doesn't affect how animals behave. A couple of researchers analysed 2600 dog bites in Greece and showed that the "time of biting" was not linked in any way to the phase of the moon. Surprisingly enough, earlier studies have shown a link - but we don't really know how reliable they are. So there's another myth laid to rest !

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