After sucking blood, the combat power immediately upgrades?
The earliest image of a vampire is actually quite ugly. The skin is dark purple, the mouth and nose are bloody, and the body is swollen. It is an ugly monster. They came back from the dead, relying on sucking human blood for special energy and making themselves immortal.
In 1897, Irish writer Bram Stoker created the famous vampire novel “Dracula” based on Vlad III, the lord of Wallachia in the 15th century. The author changed the traditional image of vampires, which was trivial, weird, and ugly, and described him as a handsome, gentle, gentle, intelligent, and charming gentleman.
Since then, whether in “Interview with the Vampire”, “Van Helsing”, or “Twilight” and “The Vampire Diaries”, the vampires we see have become fair-skinned, handsome, and elegant images. As a result, the girls risked becoming vampires, and they had to fall in love with the melancholy “princes” and handsome boys who crawled out of the grave.
Of course, no matter how the appearance changes, the characteristics of vampires sucking human blood are eternal.
Since ancient times, human beings have had a cult of life-sustaining blood. People believe that blood has extraordinary energy, and the blood of themselves or others can make themselves stronger. The gladiators of ancient Rome fought desperately and survived a catastrophe, they would rush to suck the blood of the defeated. They certainly did not do this to frighten the old ladies on the stage. It only stems from a simple belief that although they cannot become handsome after sucking the blood of others, they can be more manly and more combative.
After sucking blood, the mouse instantly becomes a tiger?
Blood is a tissue that circulates in the heart and blood lumen of animals, including the human body. It is mainly composed of blood cells and plasma. Its main function is to transport oxygen and nutrients to various organs and carry waste from cell metabolism. Leave the cell.
Human blood cells include red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, etc., which are formed by the proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells in the yolk sac, liver, spleen, thymus and bone marrow. About 90% of human plasma is water, and the rest includes various proteins, nutrients, hormones, antibodies, inorganic salts, and pathogenic microorganisms.
From the point of view of composition, blood is nothing special. Taking blood will not bring extra gains to the human body at all, let alone bring super energy. Moreover, to swallow blood into the stomach, the digestive system is the first thing that needs to be supplemented. It is not as fast as blood transfusion.
Beware! Suspected vampire infestation
Although the ancestors of human beings didn’t understand that blood could not make people immortal and could not bring people any superpowers, their worry about some people becoming vampires is somewhat reasonable. From a medical point of view, after suffering from certain diseases, it is suspicious that they are ghosts or ghosts who can still suck blood.
First of all, in the age when medical science was underdeveloped, people could not really judge a person’s death. It is very possible to bury the shocked patients hastily, and these people who were not really dead awoke, slammed into the coffin, and finally crawled out of the grave… This is called “live hell”.
Since the 14th century, the Black Death, a severe infectious disease caused by Yersinia pestis, may be spread through the breath. In the advanced stages of the Black Death, it will turn black due to heavy bleeding under the skin. Those infected who did not die for a while, as well as various fleas, black rats, and brown rats with plague, caused more deaths, so there was a similar spread in Germany. A vampire legend like Nitat. Nittat is a vampire with German characteristics and a legendary spreader of the Black Death. Wherever they pass by, there will be outbreaks of the Black Death, and the locals will contract the Black Death and die.
In September 1998, the journal Neurology published an article by Spanish neurologist Juan Gomez Alonso-“Rabies: A Possible Explanation of the Vampire Legend”. The article analyzes many amazing similar performances of rabies patients to the legendary vampires, such as restlessness, excessive sensitivity, fear of convulsions, aversion to water, and even bloodthirsty biting people, so Juan Gomez Alonso is very Affirmatively point out that the so-called vampires are those rabies patients who have not received timely treatment and behave strangely.
In 1963, Dr. Lee Ellis submitted a paper entitled “On the Causes of Porphyria and Vampires” to the Royal Society of Medicine, suggesting that vampires may be a rare genetic disease called porphyria.
Patients with porphyria show severe symptoms of anemia due to hemoglobin synthesis disorders, and their faces are pale, which is very similar to the image of a vampire. Porphyrin is a kind of photosensitive pigment that accumulates on human skin, bones and teeth. When exposed to sunlight, it will be converted into dangerous toxins, eroding human muscle tissue. Therefore, patients with porphyria are as afraid of sunlight as vampires. Once exposed to sunlight, the toxins converted by porphyrin will erode the patients’ lips and gums, causing them to show sharp, wolf-like teeth. The eroded lips and gums are always bloody because of bleeding.
For most patients with porphyria, blood transfusion and hemoglobin can effectively relieve symptoms, and even today this is still the mainstream treatment for porphyria. The tenacious heme can be absorbed through the digestive tract without being destroyed. Therefore, it is theoretically possible that patients with porphyria have historically chosen to relieve their symptoms by smoking or drinking blood. This is probably the origin of the vampire story.
What is even more surprising is that according to epidemiological statistics, the highest incidence of porphyria is Romania, which coincides with the historical fact that vampire stories were first popular in Eastern Europe.
In fact, the pace of human scientific exploration has not reached the end, nor will it stand still. There are still many unsolved mysteries waiting for people to unearth and discover. Maybe one day in the future, people will have more ideas about vampires. Reasonable explanation.