5 Things That Make You a Mosquito Magnet

Опубликовано: 16 июн 2019
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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  • Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription.

    • 69 likes *nice*

    • ALSO, CRUSH OR CHEW HARD VITAMINS , THE BINDERS SOMETIMES PREVENT COMPLETE DIGESTION WHEN TAKEN WHOLE!!!

    • 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!!!

    • @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!

    • @Haley Cardoso because the right leg is the right leg.

  • 2:52 what works for me is just holding my breath and walking to a different location, so long as I’m not sweating it makes most of them stop.

  • The bastards love me and I hate them right back.

  • Who's the poor SOB participating in these studies??

  • @ 13:30 (ish) Saving millions of people is a terrible idea. Overpopulation is the root of every other global problem. Saving people is like giving a death sentence to All Life, though the exact date of that sentence isn't clear.

  • 11:20 (ish) There's no way that we (or any other organism) has been drinking alcohol long enough for mosquitoes to incorporate this behavior into their evolution. Now, if entire populations of the little vampires were completely dependent upon humans as their sole food source, for 10's of thousands of years, okay... then maybe.

  • No test on blood sugar? Check diabetics vs. Non-diabetics. Would love to see those results!

  • Hank: Ah summer! Me: Pffft! It's not summer, SiLLy...(realizes that I'm four months behind on Scishow videos) Oh...

  • Type O blood gets bitten 6 to 8 times more often then other types of blood

  • skin color?

  • This is interesting because as a kid, I was always getting bitten. Everywhere at anytime. But now that I am an adult I rarely get bitten if ever.

  • Maybe the mosquitoes are attracted to a rise of blood sugar because of the alcohol

  • People are cooler after drinking because it brings the heat up to the surface of the skin, allowing for the air to cool you faster (scishow, survival myths episode), so would it not be more attractive to the mosquitoes since the heat is brought to the surface?

  • I used to be that person. It got better when I quit eating refined sugar.

  • Live where it's cold and you only have to worry about mosquitoes one season per year as opposed to all year long

  • Maybe give them a non calorie sweetener instead of sugar? They get into egg production and run out of calories then die. Just have to find the right sweet thing they will buy into I guess.

  • As for the beer being a mosquito attractant, for years I have used yeast to attract gnats to a common area so I can spray them all at once in a safe area of my choosing to spray bug spray in the home. Maybe it's the yeast that attracts the mosquitoes to beer drinkers. It sure does attract gnats.

  • I can stand next to a mosquito magnet person and I won't be bitten even once. And onions don't make me cry, at all, ever. My dad is the same in both instances. I remember watching mosquitoes fill w/my blood as a child but am past 50yrs old and noticed 20yrs ago that I no longer get bitten. Don't think it's linked to the onion thing. Just another thing that makes me unusual. Any hypothesis anyone?

  • Offer mosquitoes a different snack, you say? Just tell your friends to do the opposite of everything Hank said and, voila, you're no longer the popular one... to mosquitoes or humans

  • Mosquitoes being attracted to dark colored surfaces is also a surviving skill. Every time I try to pursue and kill a mosquito in my room that has white colored walls, they fly towards the door witch is dark colored brown, so it is almost impossible to see them. The mosquitoes that do so escape and survive.

  • So... Mosquitos are racists.

  • Ok... so i either get stung by bees wearing bright clothes or wear dark clothes and get bit by mosquitoes.

  • Thanks so much!

  • Me, a band child: haha I'm in danger

  • I'm just gonna sit inside my ring of anti mosquito traps, which is inside the humming bird feeder ring that is covered in spider webs in my bio hazard suit

  • why did I not hear any theory about the possible connection between bug repellent and what makes them come to you. like how venom something used to kill or incapacitate has been reversed to do the opposite. why not look into bug repellent and see how it keeps them from finding us possibly showing us how they find to begin with

  • Mosquitos ussually stay away from me

  • The carbonation in beer is produced by CO2 so my guess is that is the attractant

  • Tired of being human? Become a plant!

  • So what do you do for a living? I place bowls of sweat in a wind tunnel and then watch to see if mosquitoes will fly toward them. Somebody pays me to do this.

  • I'll stop breathing then

  • Last mosquito that bit me had to check into The Betty Ford Clinic

  • THEORY of Evolution

  • What if they land on darker objects because they themselves are a dark colour? Less about their target being visible and more about the mosquitoes themselves being camouflaged while doing their thing?

  • why cant we extinct them?

  • Nice to see someone sympathetic for women for a change. And for christs sake, stop farting

  • Is it possible to make all mosquitoes extinct ? I’d prefer for them to all just die, I don’t see their purpose

  • Having a blood filled circulatory system is probably a big attraction.

  • wha- the scrap job I have requires us to wear dark colors 😭😭😭😭😭😭 FML

  • Pro tip: just don't breathe and mosquitos won't bite you

  • Some day modified mosquitoes will kill a lot more people than anything ! Hopefully just the evil ones

  • 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 :)

  • In thailand mosquito season is every season

  • 10:28 Science proves people are cooler when drinking alcohol! Ha! Take that all you naysaying teetotallers!

  • 🙏

  • My skeeter dodge . . . stay inside.

  • 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

  • *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.*

  • *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*

  • And that is where H1N1 and all the other bad viruses came from labratorie built them not nature

  • the alcohol thing can be explained easlly....the mosquitos just want to get drunk , that all folks :D

  • 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

  • Are we really that good at genetic engineering why can’t that help with diseases and conditions

  • im sorry but this guy- john greene who

  • 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" 😆

  • Body soap and shampoo and perfumes and sweet food. Perfumes for clothes.

  • 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.

  • Alcohol lowers the viscosity of blood making things easier to flow, maybe causing the skin to deposit more volatile compounds than usual?

  • no mosquitos YOU CANT SUCC MY *LIFE JUICE*

  • 👌I got more mosquitoe hoes then actual bros.👌