Ahhh....Nearly time for one of my favorite movie quotes....
The Setting: A dark dreary forest somewhere in Eastern Europe..
The Scenario: A very frightened, and freshly Wolf-Bit Lawrence Talbot..
He visits an old Gypsy Lady, desperately seeking her advice. She says this to him;
"Even those that are pure of heart,
And say their prayers at night...
Can become a Wolf, when the Wolfbane blooms..
....and the Moon is full and bright"!
The beautiful Sherry Martin of Frog-Holler Virginia asks....
"Dear Mr. Knowitall, please tell me what you know about the Moon."
"Hey Sherry, I heard that Virginia is for Lovers!..Is that true?.
Anyway...The average menstrual cycle for women is 29.5 days-precisely the same as a Lunar month.
The human gestation period is 9 months???? Hmmm. The average birth occurs 265.5 days after conception-which is the EXACT equivalent of 9 Lunar months!!
More children are born after the New, and Full Moons than any other month.
More boys are born after a Full Moon..More girls after a New Moon!!
Stressed out people, have an increase in pulse rates after a New or Full Moon!!
Surgeons claim that during a New or Full Moon, their patients bleed more!!
When New or Full Moons occur, mental hospitals admit more patients!!
There is actually an increase in violent crimes during a Full Moon!!
"Lunacy" refers to the Roman Moon Goddess, Luna...
In ancient times, Moon exposure was thought to "affect the mind"!
People were advised NOT to sleep with moonlight shining on their faces,
or they could become "Moonstruck"..(Crazy)
Ocean Tides are affected by the Moon's cycles..
The word Lunacy was derived from ancient observations that during a Full Moon,
human behavior became more frenzied..
The term 'Lunatic Fringe' was coined by Teddy Roosevelt, who was describing some of
his followers in the Bullmoose Party during the 1912 presidential election...
Jeez, and I thought that was Red Rider!!!
Mr. Knowitall grows weary..I blame that darn Sherry for that... Pax