Thought for the day

"I offered my opponents a deal: "if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them"." -- Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

Werewolves, or lycanthropes, if you're feeling fancy, have been around as a myth since ancient times, but there was a period in Europe when they were taken a whole lot more seriously. Not only were they believed to be real, the suspected werewolves were subjected to trial in the same way as the accused witches of Salem. Let's take a look at the mass frenzy surrounding werewolves, the strange (and sometimes sexist?) connection between their trials and the witch trials of the same period, and the oh-so-wonderful link between drugs and insanity.