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On the Lighter Side => That CAN'T be true! => Topic started by: virtualin on 28/05/2009 18:12:50

Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: virtualin on 28/05/2009 18:12:50
Now you can believe this?  [:o] A kid asking his mom to give blood and talks at 1 week old only.  [???]

http://www.islandcrisis.net/2009/05/vampire-kid-born-in-mauritius-wants-drink-blood/ (http://www.islandcrisis.net/2009/05/vampire-kid-born-in-mauritius-wants-drink-blood/)

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A new born kid in Mauritius has long hairs and two vampire like teeth and talks! Better still he asks his mom to give him BLOOD to drink because he will not drink milk!! And worst the new born infant talks and predict that there are yet another 10 like him to be born in the world soon!Look like a Christopher Pike story book? Well no! This is actually true in Mauritius! Well it is true among the many illogical irresponsive minds here in Mauritius! Since the past week there is a rumor in Mauritius about a suppose to be vampire born infant from a couple at Pointe Aux Piment Mauritius.

From what I am hearing from EVERYONE since yesterday is that the newspaper Le Dimanche reported that

 [???]
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Bored chemist on 28/05/2009 18:47:38
"Now you can believe this?"
No.
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Variola on 28/05/2009 20:05:47
Good grief.  [::)]

As a parent I can confirm that chidren do not develop the ability to drain your life force until they are 14. And even then not unless their friends are doing it...
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Ethos on 28/05/2009 20:55:48
Now you can believe this?  A kid asking his mom to give blood and talks at 1 week old only. 
I suppose he'll be turning into a bat shortly and be flying off to find a donor for his next meal.............Give me a break!
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Chemistry4me on 28/05/2009 21:12:43
I have two vampire like teeth. Mwhaamwhaahaahaa
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: RD on 29/05/2009 00:23:07
This story is BS
however there are medical conditions which may explain vampire myths e.g. Porphyria

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Porphyria has been suggested as an explanation for the origin of vampire and werewolf legends, based upon certain perceived similarities between the condition and the folklore

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porphyria
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: virtualin on 29/05/2009 04:30:04
The photo of the child has also been placed there. Apparently many people who live in the neighborhood of the child say that they actually heard him talk.  [???]

I wonder if it is scientifically possible that a child of one week old to talk  [>:(]
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Chemistry4me on 29/05/2009 04:48:04
Talk and make noises which happen to sound like words are two different things.

I wonder if it is scientifically possible that a child of one week old to talk  [>:(]
No way.
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Don_1 on 30/05/2009 11:44:37
The parent's wouldn't be looking for the odd few $'s for their story, would they?
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Chemistry4me on 30/05/2009 11:58:28
Surely not.
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: lyner on 01/06/2009 13:13:51
Isn't the most likely explanation that the child was actually born some time ago and just 'appears' to be that age?
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Chemistry4me on 02/06/2009 06:26:38
Nope, sensible reasoning is not allowed here.
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Don_1 on 02/06/2009 08:15:35
Maybe she was born with, maybe its Maybelline!
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Chemistry4me on 02/06/2009 08:23:37
Because she's worth it.
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Yomi on 02/06/2009 18:27:48
Not worth enough for the two tusks
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: lyner on 02/06/2009 23:01:20
Nope, sensible reasoning is not allowed here.
Sorry, I'll go away.
I should know better.
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Chemistry4me on 03/06/2009 08:21:00
You should think thrice next time you decide to venture here.
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Daerana on 04/06/2009 12:17:53
It looks like it's been photoshoped.  Big time.  I think it's a load of propaganda rubbish.
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Chemistry4me on 05/06/2009 08:53:57
No way! I think you've forgotten that sensible reasoning is not allowed here.
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Daerana on 05/06/2009 09:32:06
No way! I think you've forgotten that sensible reasoning is not allowed here.

Of course, I thought I was on another forum that I'm a member of. Silly me!

Well then, in that case, it looks very real and definatly true. [:D]
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Shadec on 17/06/2009 10:23:18
I have two vampire like teeth. Mwhaamwhaahaahaa
They're called 'canines', everyone does.

Now you can believe this?  A kid asking his mom to give blood and talks at 1 week old only. 
I suppose he'll be turning into a bat shortly and be flying off to find a donor for his next meal.............Give me a break!
"Now you can believe this?"
No.
hehe exactly.
have you seen the picture? its ridiculous, looks like a poorly made, low budget horror film.
utterly ridiculous, some people have too much time.

have you scrolled down? i cant even put into words how.... stupid... that is. if this was a serious thing, the media would have splashed it everywhere, all lead by an aging actor in a white coat and a stethoscope.

Photoshop is simply too dangerous for stupid people
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Shadec on 17/06/2009 10:30:26
if you read the bottom:
"Woooooo! This would have been a front page Digg story if it would have been true lol. I wonder why many of my own friends are believing this story is true. :S Anyway buddies, no worry there are no vampires in Mauritius!"

even if this BLARING sign wasnt there, i cant take a 'journalist' seriously if they use "OMG", "Wooooo!" and ":S"
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: uksceptic on 17/06/2009 12:10:18
Clearly no one has pointed out the most obvious problem with this story.

Vampires don't procreate they breed via infection, like a virus.

Honestly, don't you guys know anything!
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: Shadec on 18/06/2009 08:02:22
Clearly no one has pointed out the most obvious problem with this story.

Vampires don't procreate they breed via infection, like a virus.

Honestly, don't you guys know anything!
of course, got us there, on a scientific fact!
Title: Vampire like infant born in Mauritius and talks after 1 week only
Post by: John Chapman on 19/06/2009 02:06:23
Vampire children definately do exist

Good grief.  [::)]

As a parent I can confirm that chidren do not develop the ability to drain your life force until they are 14. And even then not unless their friends are doing it...

You've obviously not met my kids! I've got five and there isn't one of them who doesn't try to bleed me dry every time he sees me!