5 Things That Make You a Mosquito Magnet

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Every summer it seems like there’s that one person who always gets a lot of mosquito bites. But what makes people mosquito magnets?
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이윤희
이윤희 4 gün önce
69 likes *nice*
funzjag
funzjag 17 gün önce
ALSO, CRUSH OR CHEW HARD VITAMINS , THE BINDERS SOMETIMES PREVENT COMPLETE DIGESTION WHEN TAKEN WHOLE!!!
funzjag
funzjag 17 gün önce
5 mg OR HIGHER DOSE OF VITAMIN B1 EACH DAY WILL REPEL MOSQUITOES. TAKE A B - COMPLEX MULTIVITAMIN EACH DAY WITH AT LEAST 5mg B1(THIAMINE) . YOU WILL PRODUCE A SCENT THAT IS REPULSIVE TO MOSQUITOES!!! NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT SHIRT COLOR OR CITRONELLA CANDLES!!!
funzjag
funzjag 17 gün önce
@Dave Jan VITAMIN B1 (THIAMIN) is the key. If you take a multivitamin with B1 , you will produce a scent that is repulsive to mosquitoes and undetectable to humans. I'm "O" type blood and mosquitoes used to bite me frequently. Since I've started the B1 , nothing!
justicewalking
justicewalking Aylar önce
@Haley Cardoso because the right leg is the right leg.
Daniel Jordan
Daniel Jordan Gün önce
wha- the scrap job I have requires us to wear dark colors 😭😭😭😭😭😭 FML
Brendan Richter
Brendan Richter 2 gün önce
Pro tip: just don't breathe and mosquitos won't bite you
danny obrian
danny obrian 2 gün önce
Some day modified mosquitoes will kill a lot more people than anything ! Hopefully just the evil ones
Aarstyn Vlogs' Dad
Aarstyn Vlogs' Dad 2 gün önce
Hank, you are, by far, my favorite scishow host! I am glad to hear that modified mosquitoes are being created, lol. You all should do a video on starlings, and how to eradicate them :)
Woko100
Woko100 2 gün önce
In thailand mosquito season is every season
daveslow84
daveslow84 3 gün önce
10:28 Science proves people are cooler when drinking alcohol! Ha! Take that all you naysaying teetotallers!
Constance Huntsman
Constance Huntsman 4 gün önce
🙏
Bleikr Sound
Bleikr Sound 5 gün önce
My skeeter dodge . . . stay inside.
rafaelborbacs
rafaelborbacs 6 gün önce
I live in the 12th floor apartment. I was wondering how a few, but annoying, mosquitoes manage to get in as they can't fly that high and what I can do to prevent it
Luis Hernandez AlphAKingSupreme
Luis Hernandez AlphAKingSupreme 6 gün önce
*I THINK MOSQUITOES ARE TRYING TO HELP PEOPLE SUCK OUT ANY SICKNESS BUT WE ALL MISINFORMLY KEEP SWATTING THEM AWAY RESULTING IN AN UNFINISHED JOB SO THAT'S WHY THE SICKNESSES ARE ACCIDENTALLY TRANSFERRED, WE ARE MESSING WITH THE PROCESS.*
Marcimo
Marcimo 8 gün önce
*I swear everytime I'm travelling to* *country with a large population of* *mosquitoes they be all wating for me* *in* *The airport to give me kisses of death*
diggy doug
diggy doug 8 gün önce
And that is where H1N1 and all the other bad viruses came from labratorie built them not nature
Podelean Mihai
Podelean Mihai 8 gün önce
the alcohol thing can be explained easlly....the mosquitos just want to get drunk , that all folks :D
N R
N R 9 gün önce
I am a mosquito magnet. However, I haven't gotten any mosquito bites this year. I'm skeetos on the endangered species list like bumblebees
artist_around _the_block
artist_around _the_block 9 gün önce
Are we really that good at genetic engineering why can’t that help with diseases and conditions
wooseokisafrog
wooseokisafrog 10 gün önce
im sorry but this guy- john greene who
John Okumu
John Okumu 10 gün önce
14:24 minutes of carefully and comprehensively informing me of how screwed I am 😂 even possible solution come with "yes but this won't save u" 😆
David Inchcliff
David Inchcliff 11 gün önce
Body soap and shampoo and perfumes and sweet food. Perfumes for clothes.
That One Guy With The Face
That One Guy With The Face 11 gün önce
the only thing I've found that works is to grow a very excess amount of citronella plants placing them kinda like a fence around my porch. My porch is 10x10×8 and including the hanging baskets I have 30 citronella plants 5 on the ground 5 in the air on all 3 open sides. I also have them planted in my garden but not in as much excess there is 1 garden bed to the left and right of my porch mostly comprised of lavender, marigolds, lemon balm, basil and citronella plants. All of which are mosquito repelling. My backyard is the only place I can stay outside and not get eaten alive but even still if I spend too much time tword the edge of the yard I start getting bitten again but only if I'm out on the edge for an hour or more. When the plants I can't bring in die when the season is over I juice them to make mosquito candles for the following mosquito season.
R G
R G 11 gün önce
Alcohol lowers the viscosity of blood making things easier to flow, maybe causing the skin to deposit more volatile compounds than usual?
A possessed plague mask
A possessed plague mask 13 gün önce
no mosquitos YOU CANT SUCC MY *LIFE JUICE*
Queen Terrible
Queen Terrible 14 gün önce
👌I got more mosquitoe hoes then actual bros.👌
Annette Lu
Annette Lu 14 gün önce
Time to put on a mirror
Ridzuan Ezzuddin
Ridzuan Ezzuddin 14 gün önce
We have mosquitoes all year long🙂🙂
Rapid strike 87 Rapid
Rapid strike 87 Rapid 15 gün önce
1- existing
Michael
Michael 15 gün önce
Move to Hawaii - problem solved.
OJ Glass
OJ Glass 15 gün önce
Number 5, Alcohol thins the blood. Easier meal for the mosquito. Maybe closet alcoholics. Lol
Van Rozay
Van Rozay 16 gün önce
Finding that mosquitoes land on darker surfaces even when termperature is the same is NOT proof that they don't seek warm surfaces; they're programmed to seek dark colors after generations of such surfaces' being warmer. This is an example of how hard it can be to structure an experiment with no holes in it. "All things being equal" is tougher to achieve in biology than in physics; those darned variables, always testing your claim to empirical clarity, solid results. The cleverest ones find a way to measure better, if not perfectly, to derive important detail even as a bigger picture remains vague. We're always chasing; we'll never "catch" complete understanding, tho observation and quantum computers will take us far.
socali raised352
socali raised352 16 gün önce
Thats why i love the fall and winter, I know it's cold but the good thing is no mosquitos or flies are buzzing around
juddwestgate
juddwestgate 16 gün önce
Slower pace (ie walking) = more bites. Running lessens bite success.
Jake Snakes
Jake Snakes 17 gün önce
Mosquitos like dark surfaces? That explains Africas mosquito problem
Døg Łover
Døg Łover 18 gün önce
“Wearing dark clothing” *Cries in African American*
Harmony B.
Harmony B. 19 gün önce
I mean if I don't touch the bite when I get it, it goes away in a few hours. Edit: There was this one time where I was at a mosquito infested house (someone left the door open and they got in). While we vacuumed, swatted, and burned most of them I woke dripping in sweat and pretty covered in bites. I assume there's an extent to which my body could've gained a sort of immunity to bites. I also now realize I should've maybe seen a doctor afterwards but oh well.
martijn van weele
martijn van weele 20 gün önce
Can't we just exterminate them? Humans seem to be awfully good at making species go extinct, why not put that to good use?
Alexis Hernandez
Alexis Hernandez 21 gün önce
I’ve been bitten so many times by these damn Asian tiger mosquitoes that I’ve become immune to the itch 😤😤
Jayne Davis
Jayne Davis 21 gün önce
I can wear less black (I’ll have to go shopping but I can do that) but I can’t make myself less sweaty. I don’t have any other risk factors but I’m still a mosquito magnet
Kylo Robb
Kylo Robb 21 gün önce
This clown was very careful to use language to support his radical Left-Wing agenda BUT he Fcked it up!!!! When talking about a pregnant woman he said _"a fetus is growing inside of you"_ instead of the OBVIOUS *"there's a BABY growing inside of you!"* but then he slipped up when talking about the mosquitoes, he said "They Nourishing their Eggs" then "You will be helping all the Baby Momma's out there"
Kylo Robb
Kylo Robb 21 gün önce
This guy is so not funny that I want to punch him in the face! He is like the dude with the guitar in Animal House!!!
Cabra Vision
Cabra Vision 23 gün önce
Mosquito's rock!
Ye Dud
Ye Dud 23 gün önce
I used to be a mosquito magnet, but this summer i rarely got a bite... could someone explain ?
Bee Phenix
Bee Phenix 23 gün önce
One time I got 10 (yes I counted) bites on one arm. Hell.
Kuchi Kopi
Kuchi Kopi 25 gün önce
it' SUGAR! how did you guys not put this on your list? When you eat a lot of sugar, the mosquitos can smell it, and you'll get bitten way more. That's why they liked the people who had drank alcohol. it's sugar. I cant believe this wasn't on your list!
Jean-Simon Ruel
Jean-Simon Ruel 25 gün önce
diabetic friend always attracts twice as much mosquitoss as the rest of us arround campfire, mostly when high blood sugar lvls. i find interesting the link with that sugary water used to attract/divert them.
Al Burtuqal
Al Burtuqal 27 gün önce
I took a genetic test and it told me that I am more likely to attract mosquitos 😭 My legs are covered in mosquito bruises
Michael Board
Michael Board 28 gün önce
Just wondering if drinking alcohol increases chances of being bitten, that they have lear that humans are prone to bleed more easily after consuming alchol.
Kuchi Kopi
Kuchi Kopi 25 gün önce
no they are attracted to sugar, that's why
rjgundy
rjgundy 28 gün önce
There’s only one thing... Being full of blood🤷🏻‍♂️
omnimacrox
omnimacrox 29 gün önce
Maybe #5 is related to ketones
Direblade11
Direblade11 29 gün önce
It's about time you get into leg-specificity, goddang mothertrucker
Bwcka
Bwcka Aylar önce
I come from the tropic, grannys always tell you to eat lots of carrots cause mosquitoes hate their smell on your skin. Some people grind carrots and oil and uses it as tanning lotion, whilst drinking carrot juice. Believe it or not, mosquitos will avoid landing on you.
Yogi Nick
Yogi Nick Aylar önce
A fan directing over your body as you sleep or relax etc...works really well for me. No skeeter can really fight that wind. Also it blows away your breath and Co2.
Alden Goodwin
Alden Goodwin Aylar önce
As far as alcohol is concerned, it could be that since it acts as a vasodilator it would cause them to be able to feed faster and be more able to wuickly escape the range of threat.
Mike A
Mike A Aylar önce
7:33 dark colored surfaces, literally me and never my white friends when we play badminton
TOCKRELL MAN
TOCKRELL MAN Aylar önce
I thought blood type could play a roll?
Tony Titan
Tony Titan Aylar önce
I breath, I sweat, I like to wear dark clothes and I drink alcohol. At least Im not pregnant. 😅
Michael Battaglia
Michael Battaglia Aylar önce
I heard that people with certain blood types also contribute to being more appealing to mosquitoes.
Cooper Bradford
Cooper Bradford Aylar önce
14:24 suddenly his shirt it buttoned one higher
Beezus C Hrist
Beezus C Hrist Aylar önce
My goddamn blood type -____-
Shaxuul
Shaxuul Aylar önce
"5 Things That Make YOU A Middle Finger Magnet"
Ramus
Ramus Aylar önce
Are you telling me to stop releasing CO2?
Zech Wilson
Zech Wilson Aylar önce
*Mosquito lands on me* Me: *sO YOU CHOSE DEATH?*
Zech Wilson
Zech Wilson Aylar önce
I knew that my summer wasn't lit when the mosquitos stop biting me
3RAN7ON
3RAN7ON Aylar önce
10:29 ya hear that kids? Drinking alcohol makes you cooler!
Morgan
Morgan Aylar önce
id think the mosquitos have adapted a way to finally get drunk so they can smell it in your sweat
abdullah alrasheed
abdullah alrasheed Aylar önce
DAMN MOSQUITOES
Haden Miles
Haden Miles Aylar önce
Now you need "5 Things that repel Mosquitos"
Asura Heterodyne
Asura Heterodyne Aylar önce
Cool, so it sounds like I can makes a pretty good mosquito trap by putting some yeast into a bug catcher, painting it black, and then putting some lactic acid perfume in there. Hopefully, that will help me catch those fuckers. And I'll be sure to plant tons of lavender around my house... I've heard they are an effective mosquito repellent.
Jeraboa JumpingMouse
Jeraboa JumpingMouse Aylar önce
solution? cyanide sugar water.
some music
some music Aylar önce
Has anyone thought that drinking makes your blood thinner therefore easier for them to drink your blood? Seems pretty simple to me
Mysteryskatin
Mysteryskatin Aylar önce
Can we just delete Mosquitoes?
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