American ‘werewolf’

Full moon transforms a werewolf disguised as a human into a killer canine. While such a fictional monster appears only in fiction books and movies, there are real-life versions that are harmless.

Lalit Patidar, 17, a student from the small village of Nandleta in Madhya Pradesh, India, looks like a wolf because of the thick hair covering his face. He was diagnosed with hypertrichosis when he was six, Daily Mail reported.

The rare condition, also called “werewolf syndrome,” is characterized by an abnormal amount of hair growth all over the body, according to the report. Due to Patidar’s weird looks, the 12th grader was bullied at school.

Despite the harassment, the young man lives a normal life, attending school, helping on his family’s farm, and even vlogging, DM said. He also stays positive, never bothering those who ridicule him or call him a “monkey boy.”

While not appealing, former American football star and Republican senatorial candidate Herschel Walker is someone who likes to become a werewolf. The once vampire fan admitted it himself in an election runoff campaign speech in rural McDonough, Georgia last week.

“Vampires are cool people, are they not? But I want to tell you something that I found out. A werewolf can kill a vampire, did you know that? I didn’t know that. So, I don’t want to be a vampire anymore, I wanted to be a werewolf,” Walker told supporters, New York Daily News reported.

Expounding on his metaphor, Walker compared the mythical bloodsucker to his opponent, Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.

The two failed to get the needed 50 percent of votes to win the United States Senate seat for the state of Georgia in the recently-concluded midterm elections so they will have a rematch in a runoff election next month to decide the winner.

Analogous to their next face-off on 6 December are some fantasy movies pitting werewolves and vampires in an existential battle. But those monsters won’t decide the winner. It’s Georgian voters who will have to decide by electing a “werewolf” or a “vampire” as their senator.


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