May 31 2013
The Daily Mail ran an article the other week that began with the line ‘Dracula was on to something’.
And, once having read the title of that article – The vampire treatment that ‘rejuvenates’ ageing hearts – the inference should be obvious to all.
The actual article its self, is about how Scientists have used a dose of young blood to rejuvenate ageing hearts… Not that this is a new discovery, albeit the Daily Mail would have you believe it is.
And, that aside, I would imagine that the Daily Mail intend – in all probability – the reference to Dracula to be nothing more than a light hearted way to start the article.
However, as soon as I read that first line, I immediately made a connection with a darker side to it.
You see, Dracula was actually based on the very real Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, AKA Vlad the Impaler, who was a member of the House of Drăculești, who are a branch of the House of Basarab, also known by the hispatronymic name: Dracula. Source
Bit like a fucking history lesson this, isn’t it?
It does get better though, trust me… Least I think it fucking does. More