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  1. Da Pope is offline

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    New study confirms garlic protects from Vampires

    Well OK not that new but an excellent piece on how amazing scientific research reallty is. The original paper is in Norwegian. So if any Nords can translate it for me that would be fantastic.

    Here's the abstract (that can be found from PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez)

    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1994 Dec 10;114(30):3583-6.
    [Does garlic protect against vampires? An experimental study]

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    Sandvik H, Baerheim A.
    Seksjon for allmennmedisin, Universitetet i Bergen.
    Vampires are feared everywhere, but the Balkan region has been especially haunted. Garlic has been regarded as an effective prophylactic against vampires. We wanted to explore this alleged effect experimentally. Owing to the lack of vampires, we used leeches instead. In strictly standardized research surroundings, the leeches were to attach themselves to either a hand smeared with garlic or to a clean hand. The garlic-smeared hand was preferred in two out of three cases (95% confidence interval 50.4% to 80.4%). When they preferred the garlic the leeches used only 14.9 seconds to attach themselves, compared with 44.9 seconds when going to the non-garlic hand (p < 0.05). The traditional belief that garlic has prophylactic properties is probably wrong. The reverse may in fact be true. This study indicates that garlic possibly attracts vampires. Therefore to avoid a Balkan-like development in Norway, restrictions on the use of garlic should be considered.

    PMID: 7825135 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]



    Genius just genius!


    OOPS the title should read DOES NOT conrifm OOPS!!! Any way of changing that Mods?
    Last edited by Da Pope; 2/24/2010 5:43am at .
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    is the overt misrepresentation of findings for publicity the work of the researchers, or the people who wrote it up?
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    Do the same test with vampire bats, they're more closely related to vampires and therefore their preference for their victims is likely to have more similaritys with them. Leeches are not even vertebrates, who cares what they like to bite? It's like saying that people like the smell of rotten meat only because some flies do that are, like leeches, only Protostomes.
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    Why the hell are people doing this research in the first place?? What possible point does it have? Who the hell cares about vampires and whether or not garlic is actually effective?
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    Good point, the world is round and there are no Vampires!
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    That article is wrong. Vampires can't do **** in Balkans. I beat up two of them last night.
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