8 Truths and Myths About the Full Moon

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    With so many claims about the moon’s influence over everything from menstrual cycles to rainfall, SciShow is here to set the record straight with these 8 truths and myths about our moon.
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Klutzy Mutt
Klutzy Mutt

00:25 I just imagined every ER /ED Doctor and Nurse facepalm....

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Indianne G
Indianne G

“That the moon makes people behave strangely is a myth” Said no nurse ever.

2 өдрийн өмнө
Jennifer Rythe
Jennifer Rythe

Who's they? All men or all women and did they know the cycles of the moon or not ? Like they had an idea the moon was waning or waxing?

2 өдрийн өмнө
Aracne80
Aracne80

Why don't we have a annual sex festival? Humans are boring.

2 өдрийн өмнө
Amy N
Amy N

Moon is a COLD light Use A thermal laser pointer and measure the moon shade and measure moonlight it’s always colder in moonlight And that’s a fact

2 өдрийн өмнө
T Barr
T Barr

dude... did you do any research?? your 1st statement couldnt be more wrong! on the full moon they always had an extra nurse scheduled in our emergency room BECUZ there were routinely MORE PATIENTS! ??? OUR BODIES ARE 97% LIQUID?? HOW! could we NOT be affected!!! HELLOOOO!!!!!!

2 өдрийн өмнө
22vx
22vx

By my experience, yes, a full moon does sometimes make mating easier.

2 өдрийн өмнө
Devin Sparks
Devin Sparks

This stuff is cray!

3 өдрийн өмнө
Judith Marriott
Judith Marriott

Regarding the scorpions - How are we defining, “Wandering a round aimlessly?” Were the scorpions hunting, drinking water, developing close sexual relationships rather than chasing their tails?

3 өдрийн өмнө
MBTHAIS
MBTHAIS

One thing I would like to know about that research on lunar cycles and menstrual cycles using the data from the app is "were those women on hormones?" Because since I stopped taking the pill I can totally connect my cycle with the moon cycles, it's really amazing.

3 өдрийн өмнө
Eyvonne Hammonds
Eyvonne Hammonds

Yeah? Try working in an emergency room, then talk about it again....

3 өдрийн өмнө
Liza Cyno
Liza Cyno

The reason why the data for that period tracking app didn’t correlate with the moon is because they were all on the pill! Makes no sense to me why you would need an app to track it if that were the case but...well all of us don’t work the same.

3 өдрийн өмнө
Keith Moran
Keith Moran

Try being a police officer during a full moon. Compared to any other day of the year. It hits fan.

3 өдрийн өмнө
Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling

not leftovers man, the human body has minimum 60% water, and on top of that there is a small magnetic bone at the bridge of the nose called, I believe it is the ethmoid. but it is just pure nature, not leftovers.

3 өдрийн өмнө
Miriam Babi
Miriam Babi

Only one true thing you need to know about the full moon it marks the middle of the month, if it's a full moon you know it's the 15th.

4 өдрийн өмнө
Kate Brown
Kate Brown

A cow or a heard of cows will always face north or south when resting. Dogs prefer to face north or south while pooping. It has to do with the magnetic poles. I like weird facts... that's why I'm here. Also you can tie a chicken leg bone in a knot by soaking it in vinegar for 24 to 48 hours. I have never tested this so It might take longer or shorter, or it might just dissolve into goop. Thank my dad and his unlimited well of useless information. I'll take his word for it.

4 өдрийн өмнө
Jeff J
Jeff J

worst one yet

4 өдрийн өмнө
Vuur Water
Vuur Water

At no.7 you miss the fact that its know for thousands of years that the moon is realted to our emotions. It means that the moon itself interferes with our brainfunctions. You missed the important fact that people seem to eat more eggs during full moon or the werwolf phenomena were undealt emotions rise up to be unleashed. Our brains is related ti the univrse which includes all our planets in our solar system. Your scinetist not having an answer but making up an excuse makes no sense. Listen to our ancestors. Maybe you will learn something. It is called numeroogy and astrology. GL & HF with your discovery of our true reality. Our ancestors already explained eveything to us to its finest details.

4 өдрийн өмнө
DarkVitamins
DarkVitamins

So, does the moon make it more difficult to fly for birds/insects when it's overhead thanks to the air pressure, or is it a little simpler due to the gravity? (I mean mechanically)

4 өдрийн өмнө
Georg Zechozkyy
Georg Zechozkyy

Hank seriously i love your Content and i wish SciShow would get all the german ARD/ ZDF Money (Rundfunkgebühren) Broadcasting of "Free Radio and TV" While whole World understands Digital, and Password Protected services, German LAW dosnt (Internet is still newland) So we still pay more than 8 Billion Euro for crappy content no sensfull guys can watch. Get yourself at least some percents of the cake :D You deserve it

4 өдрийн өмнө
Lisa G.
Lisa G.

With the menstruation study, did they account for which women were on hormonal contraceptives?

4 өдрийн өмнө
Toby Page
Toby Page

I actually only ever have seizure during random liner events the last one I had was two weeks ago during a wolf moon other the that I only ever have them if I forget a pill

4 өдрийн өмнө
Flat Earth Sage
Flat Earth Sage

A couple of these are lies due to the fact the moon is within the Earth's supposed atmosphere

4 өдрийн өмнө
Nick August
Nick August

*Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars...*

4 өдрийн өмнө
Renato Granito
Renato Granito

What about births in the full moon or different phases of the moon? Does it affect some how the baby? Or the difficulty of the birth somehow?

4 өдрийн өмнө
Jed-Henry Witkowski
Jed-Henry Witkowski

I will stop to observe her in all her Sun backlit splendor.

5 өдрийн өмнө
Skadi Frode
Skadi Frode

Lmfao try working in a mental hospital, nursing home, or prison. Lunar gravitational pull in some way? Anything is possible. I get dizzy right before every full moon without realizing it's about a full moon.....and I mean really dizzy....I have an autoimmune neurological encephalitis....so I know when I'm having a weird dizzy moment....and these are unique.

5 өдрийн өмнө
Hisame Artwork
Hisame Artwork

should be interesting to see what happens when humans get between Mars and Earth and they have no magnetic field around.

5 өдрийн өмнө
mmartinisgreat
mmartinisgreat

Those myths aren't real but these are. F U

5 өдрийн өмнө
Kenda George
Kenda George

Oh please don't give this idiot any money

5 өдрийн өмнө
Kenda George
Kenda George

We all know the signs and symbols better than you and your controllers

5 өдрийн өмнө
Kenda George
Kenda George

Lies lies lies dummy

5 өдрийн өмнө
Kenda George
Kenda George

Your a mason and all your numbers are from your gimitria. The moon is a hole with YES demons coming through. The truth is interesting. York DUMB spewing LIES. Get a brain cell then speak. You dummy

5 өдрийн өмнө
Kenda George
Kenda George

Your an idiot

5 өдрийн өмнө
sararavenraine
sararavenraine

Maybe my menstruation influences the moon instead of the other way around?

5 өдрийн өмнө
Christina Robohm
Christina Robohm

A deeper connection to women would help here... thankfully more people are studying the wisdom of the natural hormone menstrual cycle.

5 өдрийн өмнө
Naomi C
Naomi C

No one here in Australia calls coral spawning the annual sex festival

5 өдрийн өмнө
Elizabeth Darsey
Elizabeth Darsey

I always think this is an interesting topic to bring up. I know a good number of people who have no belief in unexplained events from things like the moon causing issues all the way to paranormal events. Yet many of them who are in medicine/ems say that while no one can explain it, the oddest and most bizarre shifts they work are on full moons. Most went into their fields initially feeling ‘full moon’ as a cause was myth. Yet they came to find that they do see a correlation. But it always stands out to me when very practical, science-minded professionals admit there’s something that happens during full moons!

5 өдрийн өмнө
Jon Cocks
Jon Cocks

There's something about Mary

5 өдрийн өмнө
Myriaddsystems
Myriaddsystems

"Orient" is not a verb, please stop treating it as such. "Orientate" is the correct term, you are obviously aware of this as you said "orientated". Please stop mangling the English language. Thank you.

5 өдрийн өмнө
Miles Lougheed
Miles Lougheed

Oh, when they do it it's called an underwater snowstorm. When I do it, my wife tells me to sleep on the couch.

6 өдрийн өмнө
Jodie Callaghan
Jodie Callaghan

As a Cairns local, born and raised next to the Great Barrier Reef I can confirm it is NOT called the "Annual Sex Festival" 🤣🐠🐟

6 өдрийн өмнө
Jeann van Rooyen
Jeann van Rooyen

Yes, a lunar rythm... we can't sleep, because, your body is telling you... SOMETHING IS GOING TO SUCK YOUR BLOOD!

6 өдрийн өмнө
Boogie Man80
Boogie Man80

That`s dirty trick to lure people: put something sexually-related in thumb picture.

6 өдрийн өмнө
Demcheck
Demcheck

Objectively, my cat goes CRAZY when it's full moon.

6 өдрийн өмнө
Jeff Mullins
Jeff Mullins

Not a myth. I've worked in call centers for 14 years and people get crazy during a full moon. I know people in the medical care field and they say their patients are whacky too.

6 өдрийн өмнө
OXOTNHK aka D3ath Patr0l
OXOTNHK aka D3ath Patr0l

Ovaries....ON THE MOOOOOON

6 өдрийн өмнө
iafozzac
iafozzac

What about hair growing faster or slower depending on the moon phase of the time it was last cut? That one is a pretty popular myth here in Italy

6 өдрийн өмнө
InformalNarwhals
InformalNarwhals

hank: do full moons trigger seizures? me: * slight panic * video: myth me: * relieved * hank: but they do happen more often on the last quarter and darker nights and are somehow linked to lunar cycles me: * back to slight panic *

6 өдрийн өмнө
Alicia Gardner
Alicia Gardner

Sorry but I've been in healthcare for 20 years and I can attest that during full moons we see more incidents on those nights...just saying

7 өдрийн өмнө
Boi Mesa
Boi Mesa

Better not tell this to my girlfriend 😅

7 өдрийн өмнө
Norman Smith
Norman Smith

Grunion runs are affected by the moon. The grunion swawn only at the highest tides which are conteolk by the the moon. During the highest tide they run or in other words spawn. The eggs remain in the sand until the next high tide when they hatch.

7 өдрийн өмнө
rautermann
rautermann

Sorry to be pedantic, but these are MOON FACTS not FULL MOON FACTS. Bad title.

7 өдрийн өмнө
Forced2makethis Bloodyaccount
Forced2makethis Bloodyaccount

I doubt the menstruation study took into account the widespread and common use of contraception. It would be harder to get a large number of women not using contraceptives. That would be the study I would read.

7 өдрийн өмнө
Limerence
Limerence

Circuluniary rhythms could explain why women's periods on average are on a 29 day cycle when the moon is also on a 29 day cycle. Obviously not every women get's their period on the full moon and not every woman has a 29 day menstrual cycle, it's just the average. But if you remove a woman's sense of time (take away all natural time tellers, clocks, sunlight, etc) her period will be thrown off so your natural body clock could use the phases of the moon to know when to do menstrual stuff. I don't know about the chimpanzees, maybe they just don't notice the moon or count in days instead.

7 өдрийн өмнө
H Smith
H Smith

Never dug in to police statistics then did you...

7 өдрийн өмнө
Regina Irene
Regina Irene

Ok, so you start out by saying a full moon doesn't affect people's behavior, and then immediately state it affects both the quality and quantity of sleep....which would directly affect human behavior. Am I missing something?

7 өдрийн өмнө
avinash bhujan
avinash bhujan

"Research actually has not found any connection". So does that mean it is definitely a myth? If you cannot prove something, does that automatically disprove it? You are implying that lack of evidence is evidence of nihility. Or does it mean that the research method is weak?

8 өдрийн өмнө
nebulaunfolding
nebulaunfolding

More babies are born under the full moon. Ask any experienced nurse in labor and delivery.

8 өдрийн өмнө
photondance
photondance

Okay. I’m comfortable with coincidences. Coincidi?

8 өдрийн өмнө

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