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Science Explains: Why Werewolves Are Better Than Vampires

By Abbey Clarke Nov 20, 2013

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As if drinking blood wasn’t nasty enough, vampires are literally decomposing bodies. I mean, haven’t you wondered how people got the idea of vampires? A prominent theory is that people, before they understood why decomposing bodies did things like bloat and leak blood, explained those phenomena by attributing them to vampirism. So the next time you start thinking a vampire is sexy, just remember that he’s descended from a moldering corpse.

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Abbey Clarke

Abbey Clarke is a writer and editorial assistant living in Jersey City. She's a player on a D&D podcast called Knife Errant, wrote her senior thesis on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is working on a novel about a semi-reformed demon who runs a library. You can follow her on Twitter at @abbeybookaholic.

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