Full moon - people going nuts
We have a full moon here tonight, was smoking a cigarette with my neighbor outside and during a 10 minute time span we saw a guy slap his girlfriend and her call the police and a bunch of kids get into fights between each other. Theres ambulances and police cars going back and forth for the last 3 hours outside. I would correlate these events to spring coming and getting a nice weather, people drinking, etc
Whether the full moon has an influence on humans and animals is a much debated subject. Considering it logically, I don't see how it can affect us. After all, the day before full moon, the moon is almost full as well 🙂
Anyway, studies show a 1% increase in births during full moon nights, but what is 1%? Doesn't seem like a huge amount.
I do know one thing, which I've seen first hand... I work for an internet based company and regularly help out at the help desk. Around full moon, there are always more "fight" tickets (Fight tickets = people who get into a fight on the sites, and they come to the help desk, complaining that they're being harassed, etc...).
I've been doing this same job for years now, and I definitely see an increase in this type of tickets around full moon. But then, it could be coincidence, and we see what we pay attention to, meaning that around full moon, I likely look for this kind of tickets more closely because I expect them to arrive.
Other than that, I can't think of anything out of the ordinary around full moon. A lot of it, or maybe all of it, is myth.