By the light…of the silvery moon…!
Usually such “top five” or “top ten” or “top however-the-hell-many-you-want” things about a given subject are the purview of clickbait sites. (Hey, no damning them for being what they are, here. We all live and die based on the amount of traffic we get. Clickbaiters may shamelessly flaunt themselves like prostitutes, promising titillation before education or edification, but they can’t make anybody click on one of their links. And they are sometimes beneficial to me, giving me fodder for articles here. I just clean ‘em up a bit, put some fancy clothes on them like Julia Roberts in PRETTY WOMAN. Then they’re fit to debut in polite society.) This one, though, comes to us from our friends over at livescience. It’s educational AND edifying! And since it’s about the moon, the inconstant moon, it qualifies for overview here.
The article argues that, statistically, the full moon has no measurable effect on human behavior. In other words, the crazies do NOT come out on the nights of the full moon. Try telling that to a cop or an emergency room worker in any large city, but *I* won’t dispute their claim. I find the statement that the moon has no effect on natural disasters more credible, and I have no problem believing that the moon landing really happened. (It did.) But them saying the moon is NOT made of green cheese? How would they know? I mean, sure, they know the moon’s SURFACE is not made of cheese. But how about it’s core? It’s not like the astronauts who went there dug a deep hole or anything. There could be cheese down there!