Thus, as a public health measure, I propose we institute a plan of increasing the estate tax every year, asymptotically approaching some maximum level. This should result in greater average longevity.
Less amusingly, the story quoted a tax-dude who said he was worried that a client was planning an estate-tax suicide. Not a situation he'd been trained to deal with.
In older research, here's a nice review article on lycanthropy.
According to Oribasius of Pergamus, 'The persons affected go out at night time, wander among the tombs til morning, in every way imitating a wolf'. They may also become preoccupied with religious themes and symbols and develop a yearning for raw flesh.
A 49-year-old woman had chronically ruminated and dreamt about wolves, culminating in the delusion of wolf-like metamorphosis after sexual activity with her husband.
One case who identified himself as a gerbil had raised these animals as pets for many years.
And in an update on the teachers who were removed from school not for sprinkling a colleague with holy water (as had been rumored - and heck may still be a true, but later inoperative, statement) but because of a child protective services criminal investigation... "Robinson and Rainier were accused of making Haitian students stand by the trash to symbolize the Haitian culture. A DCF spokesman told the Times that an investigation did not substantiate that claim." "Both teachers have been cleared – and returned to the classroom." Finger of blame and shame now points toward the administration.