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Donating Member (57 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 02:14 AM
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Study shows that lion attacks rise after full moon
A lion is most likely to eat you just after a full moon, research shows.

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The discovery, from an African study of 500 lion attacks, could explain the full moon's place in folklore as a harbinger of evil or disaster, and its association with werewolves and vampires.

Scientists studied records of nearly 500 lion attacks on Tanzanian villagers between 1988 and 2009. In more than two-thirds of cases, the victims were killed and eaten.

The vast majority of attacks occurred between dusk and 10pm on nights when the moon was waning and providing relatively little light.

More at http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/lion-attacks-...


(I wonder what this tells us about human behavior. I have cop friends who talk about the dreaded full moon night shift. Pretty interesting.)
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Countdown_3_2_1 Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 02:45 AM
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1. Darn those were-lions! nt
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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 03:05 AM
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2. This only makes sense
What would you do if you were a lion, ass kicking-est motherfucka in the jungle, and some git fully moons you?

Of course yer gonna eat him!
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 03:16 AM
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3. heh
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