8 Truths and Myths About the Full Moon

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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  1. Klutzy Mutt

    Klutzy Mutt21 саат мурун

    00:25 I just imagined every ER /ED Doctor and Nurse facepalm....

  2. Indianne G

    Indianne G2 күн мурун

    “That the moon makes people behave strangely is a myth” Said no nurse ever.

  3. Jennifer Rythe

    Jennifer Rythe2 күн мурун

    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?

  4. Aracne80

    Aracne802 күн мурун

    Why don't we have a annual sex festival? Humans are boring.

  5. Amy N

    Amy N2 күн мурун

    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

  6. T Barr

    T Barr2 күн мурун

    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!!!!!!

  7. 22vx

    22vx2 күн мурун

    By my experience, yes, a full moon does sometimes make mating easier.

  8. Devin Sparks

    Devin Sparks2 күн мурун

    This stuff is cray!

  9. Judith Marriott

    Judith Marriott3 күн мурун

    Regarding the scorpions - How are we defining, “Wandering a round aimlessly?” Were the scorpions hunting, drinking water, developing close sexual relationships rather than chasing their tails?


    MBTHAIS3 күн мурун

    One thing I would like to know about that research on lunar cycles and menstrual cycles using the data from the app is "were those women on hormones?" Because since I stopped taking the pill I can totally connect my cycle with the moon cycles, it's really amazing.

  11. Eyvonne Hammonds

    Eyvonne Hammonds3 күн мурун

    Yeah? Try working in an emergency room, then talk about it again....

  12. Liza Cyno

    Liza Cyno3 күн мурун

    The reason why the data for that period tracking app didn’t correlate with the moon is because they were all on the pill! Makes no sense to me why you would need an app to track it if that were the case but...well all of us don’t work the same.

  13. Keith Moran

    Keith Moran3 күн мурун

    Try being a police officer during a full moon. Compared to any other day of the year. It hits fan.

  14. Rudyard Kipling

    Rudyard Kipling3 күн мурун

    not leftovers man, the human body has minimum 60% water, and on top of that there is a small magnetic bone at the bridge of the nose called, I believe it is the ethmoid. but it is just pure nature, not leftovers.

  15. Miriam Babi

    Miriam Babi3 күн мурун

    Only one true thing you need to know about the full moon it marks the middle of the month, if it's a full moon you know it's the 15th.

  16. Kate Brown

    Kate Brown3 күн мурун

    A cow or a heard of cows will always face north or south when resting. Dogs prefer to face north or south while pooping. It has to do with the magnetic poles. I like weird facts... that's why I'm here. Also you can tie a chicken leg bone in a knot by soaking it in vinegar for 24 to 48 hours. I have never tested this so It might take longer or shorter, or it might just dissolve into goop. Thank my dad and his unlimited well of useless information. I'll take his word for it.

  17. Jeff J

    Jeff J4 күн мурун

    worst one yet

  18. Vuur Water

    Vuur Water4 күн мурун

    At no.7 you miss the fact that its know for thousands of years that the moon is realted to our emotions. It means that the moon itself interferes with our brainfunctions. You missed the important fact that people seem to eat more eggs during full moon or the werwolf phenomena were undealt emotions rise up to be unleashed. Our brains is related ti the univrse which includes all our planets in our solar system. Your scinetist not having an answer but making up an excuse makes no sense. Listen to our ancestors. Maybe you will learn something. It is called numeroogy and astrology. GL & HF with your discovery of our true reality. Our ancestors already explained eveything to us to its finest details.

  19. DarkVitamins

    DarkVitamins4 күн мурун

    So, does the moon make it more difficult to fly for birds/insects when it's overhead thanks to the air pressure, or is it a little simpler due to the gravity? (I mean mechanically)

  20. Georg Zechozkyy

    Georg Zechozkyy4 күн мурун

    Hank seriously i love your Content and i wish SciShow would get all the german ARD/ ZDF Money (Rundfunkgebühren) Broadcasting of "Free Radio and TV" While whole World understands Digital, and Password Protected services, German LAW dosnt (Internet is still newland) So we still pay more than 8 Billion Euro for crappy content no sensfull guys can watch. Get yourself at least some percents of the cake :D You deserve it

  21. Lisa G.

    Lisa G.4 күн мурун

    With the menstruation study, did they account for which women were on hormonal contraceptives?

  22. Toby Page

    Toby Page4 күн мурун

    I actually only ever have seizure during random liner events the last one I had was two weeks ago during a wolf moon other the that I only ever have them if I forget a pill

  23. Flat Earth Sage

    Flat Earth Sage4 күн мурун

    A couple of these are lies due to the fact the moon is within the Earth's supposed atmosphere

  24. Nick August

    Nick August4 күн мурун

    *Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars...*

  25. Renato Granito

    Renato Granito4 күн мурун

    What about births in the full moon or different phases of the moon? Does it affect some how the baby? Or the difficulty of the birth somehow?

  26. Jed-Henry Witkowski

    Jed-Henry Witkowski4 күн мурун

    I will stop to observe her in all her Sun backlit splendor.

  27. Skadi Frode

    Skadi Frode5 күн мурун

    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.

  28. Hisame Artwork

    Hisame Artwork5 күн мурун

    should be interesting to see what happens when humans get between Mars and Earth and they have no magnetic field around.

  29. mmartinisgreat

    mmartinisgreat5 күн мурун

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

  30. Kenda George

    Kenda George5 күн мурун

    Oh please don't give this idiot any money

  31. Kenda George

    Kenda George5 күн мурун

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

  32. Kenda George

    Kenda George5 күн мурун

    Lies lies lies dummy

  33. Kenda George

    Kenda George5 күн мурун

    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

  34. Kenda George

    Kenda George5 күн мурун

    Your an idiot

  35. sararavenraine

    sararavenraine5 күн мурун

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

  36. Christina Robohm

    Christina Robohm5 күн мурун

    A deeper connection to women would help here... thankfully more people are studying the wisdom of the natural hormone menstrual cycle.

  37. Naomi C

    Naomi C5 күн мурун

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

  38. Elizabeth Darsey

    Elizabeth Darsey5 күн мурун

    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!

  39. Jon Cocks

    Jon Cocks5 күн мурун

    There's something about Mary

  40. Myriaddsystems

    Myriaddsystems5 күн мурун

    "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.

  41. Miles Lougheed

    Miles Lougheed6 күн мурун

    Oh, when they do it it's called an underwater snowstorm. When I do it, my wife tells me to sleep on the couch.

  42. Jodie Callaghan

    Jodie Callaghan6 күн мурун

    As a Cairns local, born and raised next to the Great Barrier Reef I can confirm it is NOT called the "Annual Sex Festival" 🤣🐠🐟

  43. Jeann van Rooyen

    Jeann van Rooyen6 күн мурун

    Yes, a lunar rythm... we can't sleep, because, your body is telling you... SOMETHING IS GOING TO SUCK YOUR BLOOD!

  44. Boogie Man80

    Boogie Man806 күн мурун

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

  45. Demcheck

    Demcheck6 күн мурун

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

  46. Jeff Mullins

    Jeff Mullins6 күн мурун

    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.

  47. OXOTNHK aka D3ath Patr0l

    OXOTNHK aka D3ath Patr0l6 күн мурун

    Ovaries....ON THE MOOOOOON

  48. iafozzac

    iafozzac6 күн мурун

    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

  49. InformalNarwhals

    InformalNarwhals6 күн мурун

    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 *

  50. Alicia Gardner

    Alicia Gardner7 күн мурун

    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

  51. Boi Mesa

    Boi Mesa7 күн мурун

    Better not tell this to my girlfriend 😅

  52. Norman Smith

    Norman Smith7 күн мурун

    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.

  53. rautermann

    rautermann7 күн мурун

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

  54. Forced2makethis Bloodyaccount

    Forced2makethis Bloodyaccount7 күн мурун

    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.

  55. Limerence

    Limerence7 күн мурун

    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.

  56. H Smith

    H Smith7 күн мурун

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

  57. Regina Irene

    Regina Irene7 күн мурун

    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?

  58. avinash bhujan

    avinash bhujan8 күн мурун

    "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?

  59. nebulaunfolding

    nebulaunfolding8 күн мурун

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

  60. photondance

    photondance8 күн мурун

    Okay. I’m comfortable with coincidences. Coincidi?