8 Truths and Myths About the Full Moon

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SatumainenOlento - 20 hours ago
Human body consists of 70% water. Moon effects the whole tide system of the Oceans. It is quite logical to think that there is some effect to our bodies too (which might effect our minds). Maybe we haven't done the correct type of studies yet.
SatumainenOlento - 21 hour ago
*"When the light is right,
At 4.38 I just can not get over how HAPPY Hank looks when he announces it! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Test Tester
Test Tester - 2 days ago
Myth: the moon has ovaries
Tammi Leroux
Tammi Leroux - 2 days ago
With the Advent of artificial interior lights it messed with women's menstrual cycles. When there was no artificial light they had their period during the Dark of the Moon. Something you failed to mention.
orange llama
orange llama - 2 days ago
who else is watching during the fullmoon
Benjamin Bishop
Benjamin Bishop - 5 days ago
I don't know where you got that button down but I want one :P oh and the content was great as well hahaha
Anna Fick
Anna Fick - 5 days ago
I worked at a bar and there were always way more fights during a full moon
Jikook Is real
Jikook Is real - 5 days ago
0:52: I can sleep better when its full moon, because its not dark, new moon makes me shiver and hide under the blanket.
Pooja Davi
Pooja Davi - 7 days ago
Next time please do dubbed in Hindi 🙏🙏
Bárbara Guerra
Bárbara Guerra - 10 days ago
Clicked thinking Hank would talk about hair cutting, but nothing.
avinash bhujan
avinash bhujan - 15 days ago
Research on menstrual cycle has not found any link with the moon cycle; therefore it is a myth! 😂🤣
A myth becomes a myth only when it has been scientifically disproved, not because there is a lack of evidence!!!
Courtney Sargent
Courtney Sargent - 24 days ago
Just noticed you guys have a SciShow lab coat offered on your website. Now I am tempted to get it to wear at my Lab job.
Ted Zone
Ted Zone - 25 days ago
The truth is always stranger than a big story
Eunice Chua
Eunice Chua - Month ago
Emily Christine
Emily Christine - Month ago
You ever been in an ER/police station/mental health facility on a full moon? There may not be a way to measure it well but activity is definitely different around the full moon. More acute cases. More off the wall cases. I didn't used to believe it because there isn't empirical evidence to back it up... But once I started working I can tell you when we're in/near the full moon. The first several times I had exceptionally wild days someone pointed out we were in/near a full moon. I thought no way, coincidence. But every major call I've had in the past year has happened either on or within just a day or two of the full moon. Every last one.
SterloinAce - 7 days ago
Most likely confirmation bias. What about those hundreds of other full moons throughout your life? You know, the ones that had no affect on anything.
derp morederp
derp morederp - Month ago
Imagine using a footnote in video, so I can read the stuff being cited
shadowdance4666 - Month ago
dung know about that
shadowdance4666 - Month ago
I dung know about that
Caili's Critters
Caili's Critters - Month ago
Could we have more trouble sleeping during a full moon because of it's gravitational pull? I mean, tides are higher during a full moon and we are made of mostly water...
SterloinAce - 7 days ago
No, the pull from the moon is negligible compared to the earth.
Simone Slavin
Simone Slavin - Month ago
Full moons do make "werewolves" act like wolves.
Veronica Ferguson
Veronica Ferguson - Month ago
I sleep better with moon light from the full moon.
Beverly Anne
Beverly Anne - Month ago
This channel cracks me up. Such inept Science it brings me to a crying laugh. Going to get whiplash from shaking my head.
Tudor Serafimov
Tudor Serafimov - Month ago
Stop with the click bait type questions..... if you just erase the number in the title it looks more professional
Line B
Line B - Month ago
Most of my family can't sleep during full moon. I'm always loads better at full moon. More energy and less pain (chronic pain patient here).
Dave Alexander
Dave Alexander - Month ago
Cops & emergency room workers both say they hate working during the full moons. Massively Increased aggression & suicides & stupid accidents. They would know. It's their jobs.
SterloinAce - 7 days ago
Confirmation bias. They have already suspect that full moons will bring more trouble. The problem is they don’t take into account the tons of times that nothing interesting happens on a full moon.
Siyanax - Month ago
Thumbnail of a moon and a womb..... You have my attention
Gerben van Soesjes
Gerben van Soesjes - Month ago
0 truths, 8 myths. The moon doesn't exist.
Nikola Konečná
Nikola Konečná - 2 months ago
My takeaway from this video is that I am a chimp :-D
Zaire Ebola Virus
Zaire Ebola Virus - 2 months ago
Flat earthers: wait isnt the moon flat
Laura Severi
Laura Severi - 2 months ago
I always seem to get my period🩸 when the moon is full.
Vincent Ng
Vincent Ng - 2 months ago
True i slept at 1:00pm on a full moon
Brian Dell
Brian Dell - 2 months ago
You did discuss the fact that the moon has a huge impact on the oceans and all bodies of water but I didn't hear anything about a correlation or lack thereof - to our own bodies which being basically 3/4 water it would seem there would be at least some effect.....perhaps related to blood pressure or edema or some other functions of water in our bodies... Another thing was that the relationship between the moon and menstruation was basically characterized as "perhaps a coincidence"...I have found there are very few examples that are "merely" coincidental... IDK I think there is still a lot we don't yet know about the relationship, But I do and will always enjoy gazing at the moon, on some nights it is just spectacular!!!
zachprine - 2 months ago
“A colorful underwater snow storm” ...............that’s a lot of sex!
Blaise Payne
Blaise Payne - 2 months ago
I wounder if the moon and menstrual cycle was originally connected just by woman using the size of the moon to predict when there next period would be. I know mine's 2 days after the new moon as was my mother's and my best friends is on the waxing half moon. I had been taught to track my periods and my ovulation by the moon and it's position and it works as long as you have a regular cycle. And I can see this kind of thing being confused by men thinking the moon caused it some how but it was just a way to track this kind of thing without a calendar handy. Because trust me knowing it's coming is definitely the best way to deal with it no matter what time in history it happens.
Nathaniel Anderson
Nathaniel Anderson - 2 months ago
I always thought that more mushrooms grow on a full moon.
Maybe it's because I find more mushrooms with a full moon.
Either way, I always find more when I don't use a flash light, and I just let my eyes adjust to the night time darkness. Now that I am too old to jump the fence, hide from the farmer, run behind a tree when there is a stampede, dive in the mud and tall grass when the farmer starts shooting, and run from the bull, now I just ask around and find someone who will let me go picking during the day.
Nathaniel Anderson
Nathaniel Anderson - 2 months ago
What if the moon is full on a Saturday night ? Are there more arrests with a full moon on a Saturday night ?
andressolo - 2 months ago
Since about 20-25 years ago I have been doing this, quite passively: when several friends or other people mentioned within a timespan of a few days (or a week) that they had their period, I checked the state of the Moon. The vast majority of times the periods of very different women in very different places happened to occur during Full Moon, or not far before that nor far later.
I checked this out probably hundreds of times. It's tempting to consider that I was just checking this when there was full Moon. But it's not the case because it happened in the other direction: I had no idea what stage the Moon was at until I checked it up after finding the "strange coincidence" that several friends of mine living in different cities or countries had their period at the same time, or at least in days pretty close to each other.
I can't remember any (or almost any) case in which 3 or 4 of them had their period "synchronised" on new Moon of any other point but relatively close to full Moon.
So, maybe others buy your "mere coincidence theory". But I don't.
The comparison to chimpanzees seems very tempting when I serves us to "prove us right", apparently. Not when it doesn't.
Freeman Thompson
Freeman Thompson - 2 months ago
Question regarding 1 - Humans get less sleep.
What else - besides visible light - does the moon reflect with the same cyclic variation which might affect humans (and other animals), but cannot be controlled/blocked as easily as visible light?
Toni Moore
Toni Moore - 2 months ago
I saw the uterus so I clicked
あrinnysuke - 2 months ago
“the sun is a deadly laser"
Aidan Schrumpf
Aidan Schrumpf - 2 months ago
I bet we evolved the lunar cycle because in the past there might have been more light for predators to see so we would b more alert?
Faith Mwaura
Faith Mwaura - 2 months ago
...Was somoene gonna tell me that scorpions GLOW BLUE/GREEN or was I supposed to just figure that out myself?!?
SterloinAce - 7 days ago
Only under a UV light.
steve cannon
steve cannon - 2 months ago
I worked in an ER for 15 years and people are definitely more crazy and violent during the full moon. Ask any cop!
SterloinAce - 7 days ago
It’s confirmation bias
Sarah S
Sarah S - 2 months ago
Omg, I love the Dung Beetles so much. I don’t know why because it’s so gross, but they are just amazing little beetles anyway.
Michael McCarthy
Michael McCarthy - 2 months ago
Ducky 7677 Sloth
Ducky 7677 Sloth - 3 months ago
Does it influence sundowning at all when it is a full moon vs normal characteristics of s.downing
b s
b s - 3 months ago
Yea...tell that to a teacher..."it doesn't do anything"
Upside down
Upside down - 3 months ago
When people say there will be trouble on a night out during a full moon it goes back hundreds of years, before street lighting etc people used to go out during a full moon because they could see, otherwise it was pitch black simple as that,
and so there was more trouble during a full moon as there were many intoxicated people which on any other night would not be there
Bat-Ochir B
Bat-Ochir B - 3 months ago
Myth:many people have 700000 pneumonia cases and 4000 death it cause lungs alveoli have no oxygen
Tsukuyomi Kitsune
Tsukuyomi Kitsune - 3 months ago
You had me on that thumbnail. I was expecting some weird vid
Callahan Blischke
Callahan Blischke - 3 months ago
Surely the scorpion thing is slightly counterproductive, when he glows he gives off more light in the already bright moonlight making him easier to see, so surely it would force him to stay inside during all full moons and probably a lot during the rest of the cycle
LBC Santiago
LBC Santiago - 3 months ago
How are children delivery connected to the moon cycle?
Donna Anita Black
Donna Anita Black - 3 months ago
I facilitate a mental health/bipolar support group every month and so many ppl believe they get a bit "mad" round a full moon too and I always have to assure them that's complete nonsense, surprised that wasn't in the list.
Nova Xo
Nova Xo - 4 months ago
I believe anicent knowledge quicker than scientist... all they knew was the sky and environment. Masters. Scientists take alot of info and data that were already existing and try to "explain it" which can alter the truth. some things dont need explaining. It just is.
Guin Kams
Guin Kams - 4 months ago
My period actually does sync with the full moon most months but not every
Melissa Bodenger
Melissa Bodenger - 4 months ago
why dose the image on the vid have a pic of the female overies
Joseph M.
Joseph M. - 4 months ago
You missed: is Sailor Moon real?
Naomi L
Naomi L - 4 months ago
It seems a bit counterproductive for the scorpions to glow brightly when they need to avoid predators the most.
Chrys T
Chrys T - 4 months ago
But love moonlight and sleeping while it fills my room!
niwtru - 4 months ago
So are you going to believe him or your lying eyes??
TheZhukee - 4 months ago
I knew it! About once a month I suddenly have a few nights when I can't really sleep well for no apparent reason. Except for the full moon. I knew it had to be it!
queenofshred - 4 months ago
My mum works nights as a nurse in a nursing home. She has told me for years that the residents are more "difficult" when there is a full moon. She put this down to the old myth of the full moon causing madness, but after watching this video I suspect it is just because the residents are not sleeping as well as they do at other times.
Nic0a - 4 months ago
they say that you should trim split ends of your hair during full moon because it somehow makes your hair healthier, I think it may be because of the air or something because hair tends to get frizzy when it's low pressure
Bonnie Jane
Bonnie Jane - 4 months ago
There was once a boy in year 8 who I heard comfort his friend by saying “don’t worry about it man. It’s the 18th, all the girls are on their period”
Vishva Kumara
Vishva Kumara - 5 months ago
Full moon days are public holidays in Sri Lanka.
Anne-Mette Pedersen
Anne-Mette Pedersen - 5 months ago
I know that nobody asked but my menstrual cycle is 28 days.
Bryna Waldman
Bryna Waldman - 5 months ago
Here is anecdotal evidence for further study of human menstrual cycles and the moon's cycles. I happen to know many women who lived or live in off-the-grid hippie communes with no electricity whatsoever. These were communities with 20 people or so. The women would all menstruate at the same time, and all during the full moon. Perhaps there is something in living with the electromagnetic fields of tech that throws this off (if it isn't a coincidence) or with being able to turn bright lights on at night (which would be retinal influence and not an electromagnetic one) or perhaps there is some combination thereof.
its just luke Revive
its just luke Revive - 5 months ago
I've seen and heard strange things, but I've heard Stranger Things...
torque8899 - 5 months ago
This may be anecdotal but speak to anyone in the emergency services, care industry or bar work an they’ll all say the same thing about full moons, people go crazy an bad stuff happens.
SKB Artistry
SKB Artistry - 5 months ago
The many myths about the moon kinda shows how much we either love or hate our moon. I personally love it.
TomTao1 - 5 months ago
This presenter has obviously never worked in a hospital emergency ward, as a paramedic, police officer or in a psychiatric ward during a full moon, I remember a high care aged care worker telling me that many of the advanced dementia patients act up during the full moon, the majority of people may feel no lunar effect, but people who work in the mentioned areas most definitely see an effect on a minority of people.
lolchemy - 5 months ago
The menstrual cycle "mystery" HAS a scientific explanation. Unlike other primates, early humans hunted at night... by moonlight. Well, the men did at least. That means women who were most fertile every time the moon wasn't out had more offspring, passing down those genes. If human's cycles stayed around the length of 37 days, then fertility would align far less often with their greatest opportunities to mate...which happened every 29 days. Our ancestors that had longer cycles got bred out of existence.
Klutzy Mutt
Klutzy Mutt - 5 months ago
00:25 I just imagined every ER /ED Doctor and Nurse facepalm....
Indianne G
Indianne G - 5 months ago
“That the moon makes people behave strangely is a myth” Said no nurse ever.
Line B
Line B - Month ago
So true. Man, a lot of weird injuries and general weirdness going on during full moon. And more sex going on as well. At least where I worked. Way more likely to find someone doing the mad fantastic during a shift when full moon was at its peak - or so it was at the hospital I worked.
Jennifer Rythe
Jennifer Rythe - 5 months ago
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?
Aracne80 - 5 months ago
Why don't we have a annual sex festival? Humans are boring.
Amy N
Amy N - 5 months ago
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
t Barr
t Barr - 5 months ago
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!!!!!!
22vx - 5 months ago
By my experience, yes, a full moon does sometimes make mating easier.
Devin Sparks
Devin Sparks - 5 months ago
This stuff is cray!
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