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Science Explains: Why Werewolves Are Better Than Vampires

First off, werewolves aren’t vulnerable to crosses, which is one of the traditional weaknesses of vampires. Interestingly enough, staurophobia, the phobia of crosses or crucifixes, is a real phenomenon, which is especially painful for religious sufferers of the phobia. But did you know that vampires in folklore used to have a weakness to not only crosses and holy water, but also the communion wafer used in the Eucharist?

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