The Full Moon Defense
When the moon is full, we’re all prone to blaming the world’s craziness on it. During the 19th century, England’s lawyers were also keen on using this natural event as a means of excusing their clients’ less-than-stellar actions. According to the Full Moon Defense, defendants act with lunacy due to the effects of the moon’s influence. While there is a lot of scientific back-and-forth over the actual psychological effects the moon can have and small studies have confirmed the potential link, police and emergency personnel are often firm believers that there is a direct correlation.