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Title: Mosquitoes
Post by: BrewArk on March 30, 2010, 06:08:49 PM
This came from CEN March 15,2010:

"Finally, should you be inclined to down a pint on St. Patty's Day, try to avoid doing so in regions prone to malaria.  Opt for Ireland over a West African country such as Burkina Faso.  A recent study published in PLoS One finds that people who consume BEER are far more appealing to malaria-bearing mosquitoes than those who drink water (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009546).  The authors of the study believe that alcohol metabolism increases the breath and odor markers that attract mosquitoes.  Sl√°inte!"

Title: Re: Mosquitoes
Post by: euge on March 30, 2010, 07:05:41 PM
All the more reason to eliminate the little bastards.... ;)
Title: Re: Mosquitoes
Post by: majorvices on March 30, 2010, 08:29:01 PM
A couple months ago it was so cold I actually missed the mosquitos.
Title: Re: Mosquitoes
Post by: maxieboy on March 30, 2010, 09:53:26 PM
All the more reason to eliminate the little bastards.... ;)

The authors of the study?   ;D
Title: Re: Mosquitoes
Post by: capozzoli on March 30, 2010, 11:27:40 PM
Deadliest insect in the world.

In fact it is the deadliest animal in the world.

Kills more people than all of the other animals put together.
Title: Re: Mosquitoes
Post by: MrNate on March 31, 2010, 12:45:29 AM
Deadliest insect in the world.

In fact it is the deadliest animal in the world.

Kills more people than all of the other animals put together.

I had this discussion with my wife at the Camden aquarium looking at the hippos. Most dangerous animal in Africa I said. Then thought for a minute and said, well... Most dangerous animal bigger than a mosquito, anyway.
Title: Re: Mosquitoes
Post by: majorvices on March 31, 2010, 12:47:29 AM
Neither of them are the deadliest animal in the world.
Title: Re: Mosquitoes
Post by: MrNate on March 31, 2010, 12:53:29 AM
Most dangerous animal in Africa I said.

Not counting the most dangerous game, I suppose...
Title: Re: Mosquitoes
Post by: majorvices on March 31, 2010, 01:13:33 AM
Most dangerous animal in Africa I said.

Not counting the most dangerous game, I suppose...
LaCrosse?
Title: Re: Mosquitoes
Post by: bluesman on March 31, 2010, 01:16:04 AM
This dreadful useless creature will suck the blood from your skin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyrY2vORO2g
Title: Re: Mosquitoes
Post by: tygo on March 31, 2010, 01:18:47 AM
Neither of them are the deadliest animal in the world.

Well in terms of number of people dead as a result of interaction with something other than human it appears that mosquitos have a big lead.  But if you mean that it's the malaria killing people, not the mosquitos then yeah.

If you mean what animal would you most rather not face off against in the wild I guess I'd pick polar bear.  But that's just personal preference.

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Title: Re: Mosquitoes
Post by: capozzoli on March 31, 2010, 01:21:41 AM
Good point major!

I meant animals other than Humans.

http://www.livescience.com/animals/top10_deadliestanimals.html

This list should be edited.
Title: Re: Mosquitoes
Post by: MrNate on March 31, 2010, 01:41:27 AM
Most dangerous animal in Africa I said.

Not counting the most dangerous game, I suppose...
LaCrosse?

No, porcupine polo. Saddles are strictly forbidden.
Title: Re: Mosquitoes
Post by: corkybstewart on March 31, 2010, 04:03:02 PM


In fact it is the deadliest animal in the world.

Kills more people than all of the other animals put together.
I thought the fried chicken was the deadliest animal, maybe that's just in the US.
Title: Re: Mosquitoes
Post by: bluesman on March 31, 2010, 04:34:26 PM
Interesting home remedies for ridding of these little blood sucking bastards. I like the beer remedy except for the fact I would prefer to drink mine. Maybe some BMC would do.  :)

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/47518/home_remedies_to_get_rid_of_mosquitoes.html
Title: Re: Mosquitoes
Post by: rabid_dingo on April 01, 2010, 02:57:04 PM
Most dangerous animal in Africa I said.

Not counting the most dangerous game, I suppose...

Love that story...