Could the mysterious glowing ball of "green cheese" suspended in our night sky be a catalyst for chaos here on earth? Is it merely coincidence that the word "lunatic" derives from the Latin word meaning "moon"?
For centuries, the superstitious and the scholarly have toyed with the notion that a full moon unleashes aggression in people and animals. Numerous studies have been conducted on what is called the "Transylvania effect," but the results are about as unified as America after the presidential election – for every study supporting the idea that a full moon turns us into animals, another posits just the opposite.
The British Medical Journal published two separate studies in December of 2000 that directly contradicted each other on the question of whether animals bite people more during a full moon.
One study, conducted by the Bradford Royal Infirmary in Bradford, England, examined more than 1,600 emergency room …