Science: Health: Lycanthrophy
Werewolf lunar mitigation courier company   (+6)  [vote for, against]
"Sir, it's the full moon again - are your bags packed"

The worldwide spread of Mediterranean cuisine means that everyone has ready access to garlic now. This, taken with the shortage of virgins makes life so hard for the modern werewolf that many are ready to just give it all up.

So, this is a service which, on the night of the full moon, takes you away to the airport and straps you into a fast jet. Then, with refuelling planes ready at strategic points, you will be flown around the world, just keeping ahead of the setting sun and thus cleverly missing the night of the full moon.
-- hippo, Feb 07 2004

Why put up with the full moon http://www.halfbake...20The_20Full_20Moon
[theircompetitor, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Protection from werewolves [hippo, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Google "werewolves garlic"
Google returns a mixture of links, some saying garlic works against werewolves, some saying the opposite. I think some empircal tests are needed. [hippo, Oct 04 2004, last modified Jun 11 2007]

[Mr Burns, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

I don't know if this is ambitious enough
-- theircompetitor, Feb 07 2004

That time of the month again, eh, [hippo]?
-- PeterSilly, Feb 07 2004

I can only see one problem: little bad weather or a mechanical fault, a short delay, and you've got a plane full of werewolves. On the other hand, it might just crash and kill them all.
-- kropotkin, Feb 07 2004

unless it's made of silver, how is it going to kill them?
-- theircompetitor, Feb 07 2004

the vampire flight crew led by Kate Beckinsale kills them of course, duh.
-- eyeguy, Feb 07 2004

//unless it's made of silver// The werewolf always dies on the silver screen.
-- FarmerJohn, Feb 07 2004

"Coffee, tea, or blood of the innocents?"
-- ConsultingDetective, Feb 07 2004

If only we hadn't retired Concorde.
-- st3f, Feb 07 2004

[kropotkin] - don't worry, there are crucifix-wielding sky marshalls
-- hippo, Feb 07 2004

Okay, can somebody help me out here? The full moon doesn't shine on only one night, right? Moon phases go for several days at a time.
-- spacecadet, Feb 07 2004

//the full moon doesn't shine on only one night ...// If you want to be absolutely anal-retentive it doesn't even shine for a whole night. The moon is only full when moon-earth-sun are in perfect alignment (moon outside orbit of the earth). That only happens for an infinitesimal amount of time, once each month. That may be the reson why werewolfes are so rare.
-- kbecker, Feb 07 2004

Garlic? Cruficix-wielding? I think we're getting some legends crossed.
-- waugsqueke, Feb 08 2004

isn't garlic for vampires or gnomes or something?
-- bytheway, Feb 08 2004

I can't speak for other lycanthropes out there but I like garlic.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Feb 08 2004

You had me worried there, but at least one source suggests that garlic is effective against werewolves. It's on the internet, so it must be true - see link.
-- hippo, Feb 09 2004

What happens when you are grounded by some equipment delay or bad weather and witness the sunset? That would be a fun plane for the flight attendants.
-- oxen crossing, Feb 13 2004

The extension of this idea, out of the narrow target market of lycanthropes to the slightly larger market of the fabulously wealthy, could result in a company called, say, Crepusculair, that can thanks to careful control of speed and perfectly executed mid-air fuelling, offer the passenger the chance to circumnavigate the globe, taking in those geographical features he or she wishes to see, all the time remaining at the same time. Perpetual eerie twilight, glorious peachy pink sunrises, the shadowless moment of perfect noon, whatever tickles the fancy, right the way across this planet.

Yes, this is, as has been pointed out elsewhere, a time machine, though not one for travelling through time, but for remaining fixed in a point in time, travelling through just three dimensions rather than the classic four, hanging forever in a moment of perfect beauty, like an airborne, peanut munching Miss Havisham. Indeed, given the exclusive nature of the service, there is no reason why the passenger cannot wear their wedding dress or, indeed, get married on the flight. Further, scientific uses, as a control for other more ambitious time travel projects, cannot be ruled out.
-- calum, Jun 12 2007

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