Vampirism May Be More Real Than You Think. Don’t Scoff, Just Read!

Vampires aren’t real, right? Of course they aren’t. … That said, we humans have more in common with these fictitious beings than you may have thought. Apparently, we have all sorts of traits and diseases that fit with the description of vampires we’ve been given throughout the ages.

It’s no wonder why the legends of vampires are so popular. These conditions have to be why!


1. Ferocious-looking Fangs

Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia is a disease that causes people’s teeth to grow abnormally.


2. Fear of Garlic

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Some people who aren’t vampires suffer from Alliumphobia, a fear of garlic.


3. Thirst for Blood

Some people who definitely aren’t vampires have a genetic blood disorder called porphyria that gives them the desire to drink blood.


4. Inability to Stand Sunlight

Xeroderma Pigmentosum is a rare genetic disorder that makes it impossible for your DNA to repair any damage to your body caused by ultraviolet light.


5. Fear of Mirrors

Eisoptrophobia or catoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors, which vampires hate due to the mirror’s pension for blowing up their not having a reflection spot.


6. Vulnerability to Wooden Stake Stabbings

Much like vampires, we humans don’t respond well to having wooden stakes shoved into our chest cavities.


7. Belief in Vampires

If vampires actually exist, they have to be believers too. After all, they’re living it.


(via livescience)

Wow. I had no idea people could be so vampire-y. Looks like I’m going to have to transition from #TeamJacob to #TeamEdward. It was fun while it lasted.