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Mosquitoes
« on: March 30, 2010, 11:08:49 AM »
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.  Sláinte!"

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Re: Mosquitoes
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010, 12:05:41 PM »
All the more reason to eliminate the little bastards.... ;)
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Re: Mosquitoes
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010, 01:29:01 PM »
A couple months ago it was so cold I actually missed the mosquitos.
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Re: Mosquitoes
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 02:53:26 PM »
All the more reason to eliminate the little bastards.... ;)

The authors of the study?   ;D
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Re: Mosquitoes
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010, 04:27:40 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.
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Re: Mosquitoes
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010, 05:45:29 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.

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.
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Re: Mosquitoes
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2010, 05:47:29 PM »
Neither of them are the deadliest animal in the world.
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Re: Mosquitoes
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010, 05:53:29 PM »
Most dangerous animal in Africa I said.

Not counting the most dangerous game, I suppose...
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Re: Mosquitoes
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2010, 06:13:33 PM »
Most dangerous animal in Africa I said.

Not counting the most dangerous game, I suppose...
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Re: Mosquitoes
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2010, 06:16:04 PM »
This dreadful useless creature will suck the blood from your skin.

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Re: Mosquitoes
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2010, 06:18:47 PM »
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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Re: Mosquitoes
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2010, 06:21:41 PM »
Good point major!

I meant animals other than Humans.

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

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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2010, 06:41:27 PM »
Most dangerous animal in Africa I said.

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

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Re: Mosquitoes
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2010, 09:03:02 AM »


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.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: Mosquitoes
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2010, 09:34:26 AM »
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
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