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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • mmartinisgreat
    mmartinisgreat

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

  • Kenda George
    Kenda George

    Oh please don't give this idiot any money

  • Kenda George
    Kenda George

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

  • Kenda George
    Kenda George

    Lies lies lies dummy

  • 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

  • Kenda George
    Kenda George

    Your an idiot

  • sararavenraine
    sararavenraine

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

  • 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.

  • Naomi C
    Naomi C

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

  • 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!

  • Jon Cocks
    Jon Cocks

    There's something about Mary

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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" 🤣🐠🐟

  • 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!

  • Boogie Man80
    Boogie Man80

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

  • Demcheck
    Demcheck

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

  • 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.

  • OXOTNHK aka D3ath Patr0l
    OXOTNHK aka D3ath Patr0l

    Ovaries....ON THE MOOOOOON

  • 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

  • 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 *

  • 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

  • Boi Mesa
    Boi Mesa

    Better not tell this to my girlfriend 😅

  • 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.

  • rautermann
    rautermann

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • H Smith
    H Smith

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

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • nebulaunfolding
    nebulaunfolding

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

  • photondance
    photondance

    Okay. I’m comfortable with coincidences. Coincidi?

  • liam redmill
    liam redmill

    Superb new discoveries natural👍

  • Theodore Seeber
    Theodore Seeber

    Hmm- a solution to speed up corral evolution: Blue spotlights shining on the ocean all the time, triggering more sex parties, thus triggering hyperevolution for warming oceans.

  • Aislin King
    Aislin King

    Hank, I think those shirts clash a bit

  • FriendlyShark Ce
    FriendlyShark Ce

    I apreciate that they didn't gender the users of the menstrual cicle app. Thank you for not using gendered language for that!

  • Watermelon Warriors
    Watermelon Warriors

    Dung beetle: oh, dis is not so hard. Me: dats a weird looking poop ya got der

  • MrWombatty
    MrWombatty

    Why no mention of werewolves?

  • Watermelon Warriors
    Watermelon Warriors

    It would be cool and scary to be a werewolf

  • Jessikah I’m 2 F’ N REAL
    Jessikah I’m 2 F’ N REAL

    In the south when we see a couple pregnant women we say (must be a full moon) 🌕!!!!

  • Jessikah I’m 2 F’ N REAL
    Jessikah I’m 2 F’ N REAL

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  • Ken O
    Ken O

    Isn't the most obvious one, the origin of the words lunacy and lunatic?

  • RyanWake bradtelle
    RyanWake bradtelle

    if the menstral cycle is a couionsidance then why did it change

  • Sandman
    Sandman

    there is always a different outcome between science tests and practical real world. You are more likely to get people acting crazy on a full moon. Control ab tests will always alter the outcome

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    10:52

  • Amanda Powell
    Amanda Powell

    If women did not have all the chemicals running through it, you would find a greater correlation with the moon cycle. Not that everyone will start and stop their cycle on the same day; but you can correlate a daughter's cycle from their mother's cycle.

  • AgeingBoyPsychic
    AgeingBoyPsychic

    10:30 Your moon seems to have a big chunk missing... Or is the grid pattern in front of the moon?

  • Funny Memes
    Funny Memes

    Annual Sex Festival is actually an underwater snowstorm...

  • Michal Grňo
    Michal Grňo

    0:15 Hank: Must be a full moon and- Also Hank: BUT!

  • Positron Decay
    Positron Decay

    3:23 That is so COOL!!

  • Lovely Doll Time
    Lovely Doll Time

    This video somehow reminds me of the Friday the 13th harvest moon in 2019.

  • kez kezooie
    kez kezooie

    This got me wondering about why scorpions would glow under UV light if it was something that put them in greater danger of predation. You'd think that natural selection would weed out this trait. Is there a metabolic reason for this trait? Is there something that is either beneficial or so necessary that it's let this trait survive?

    • SlyPearTree
      SlyPearTree

      Their predators do not see in UV, at least I don't think so.

  • dreadthedays says
    dreadthedays says

    If you watch the moon cycle you will bleed on the full moon. This is pretty well know in celtic communities to reduce period pain and shorten the days as drastic as 4 dsys less. You do not need to do anything other than be aware of the moons current phase. Nearly everyone I have ever challengeed to try this alignment do agree in the effects.

  • Kay Carle
    Kay Carle

    What about the belief that full-term pregnant women are more likely to go into labour on the full moon? I've heard some midwives say that's not true, but that there is a spike in women being admitted to labour units when there is a thunder storm. Thoughts?

  • CrunchyLikeness
    CrunchyLikeness

    I wasn't ready for Hank's shirt

  • Cat Poke
    Cat Poke

    The thumbnail is like a cryptic way of saying "The blood moon is rising..."

  • MultiRobotnik
    MultiRobotnik

    Water Bending.

    • bilias hour
      bilias hour

      its interesting when people say , its super small effect im sure it doesnt effect us ... but ... how do you know for sure?

  • Brian Steele
    Brian Steele

    Internal worms and parasites in the human body could be affected by the moons place in orbit. Causing them to release hormones in the body that could cause a disruption in the human hormones. This would cause erratic behavior if there was a over abundance of worms and parasites.

    • bilias hour
      bilias hour

      All of my EMT and police friends believe in the full moon bringing out the crazies. 😂

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