Media hysteria about a few people getting their faces eaten off does not a face-eating epidemic make. Happens all the time, really.
#2. What They’re Calling an “Epidemic” May Actually Be Random Chance
Remember that crazy story about the guy in Miami who went insane and ate another dude’s face off? Then every day after that, there was another story of a biting attack? Even the skeptics were all “Wow, another crazy person bit somebody on the subway! There has to be something to this.”
And there was: When humans get into fights, we tend to bite each other, but only in the wake of the Miami thing was there any reason for such incidents to become news — the only thing that changed was that suddenly every bite became a headline. We started looking for a pattern, and there it was. Then we quickly got bored with it, even though right now somebody, somewhere, is biting someone else.