Does the full moon affect human behaviour, per today’s column? Reader Gary Brigden sends along this interesting anecdote:
Warren: I worked at Spankys nightclub in Brampton from 1983 to 1987. The owner noticed once a month we would have a much earlier crowd, more drinking and more fights. Sure enough, we got the books out and followed three years of stats. Without fail, on full moon nights, the crowd came earlier (we used to mark people in between 8 and 9, then 9 to 10 etc)., the drinking totals were about $2,500 higher (worked out to 2 drinks more per person) and lots more fights. (Usually two a night, whereas we might have one a week otherwise).
I would have never believed it, but the facts don’t lie.