30 Oct 2006

# Scientist Proves Vampires Impossible

### Mathematics, Science, Vampires

Costas Efthimiou, a physics professor at the University of Central Florida, has done the math.

Legend has it that vampires feed on human blood and once bitten a person turns into a vampire and starts feasting on the blood of others.

Efthimiou’s debunking logic: On Jan 1, 1600, the human population was 536,870,911. If the first vampire came into existence that day and bit one person a month, there would have been two vampires by Feb. 1, 1600. A month later there would have been four, and so on. In just two-and-a-half years the original human population would all have become vampires with nobody left to feed on.

If mortality rates were taken into consideration, the population would disappear much faster. Even an unrealistically high reproduction rate couldn’t counteract this effect.

“In the long run, humans cannot survive under these conditions, even if our population were doubling each month,” Efthimiou said.

2 Feedbacks on "Scientist Proves Vampires Impossible"

### chris z

i imagine your average vampire takes some time to adjust to the idea it only takes one trip outside during the day and they’re toast. once they’ve been reduced to dust and ashes its hard for them to find blood to feed on.

### chris z

i imagine your average person takes some time to adjust to the idea of being a vampire , it only takes one beer run on a sunny day and they’re toast. once they’ve been reduced to dust and ashes its hard for them to find superstitious peasents to feed on.

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