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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Il y a 5 mois
이윤희
이윤희

69 likes *nice*

Il y a 2 mois
funzjag
funzjag

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

Il y a 2 mois
funzjag
funzjag

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!!!

Il y a 2 mois
funzjag
funzjag

@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!

Il y a 2 mois
justicewalking
justicewalking

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

Il y a 3 mois
Menos The Name
Menos The Name

Any research on the body's electro magnetism? Since fruit flies can sense magnetism, maybe mosquitoes can too?

Il y a 3 jours
ARTEMIS HAYDEN
ARTEMIS HAYDEN

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.

Il y a 5 jours
Brackwen
Brackwen

The bastards love me and I hate them right back.

Il y a 11 jours
konkuringu
konkuringu

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

Il y a 13 jours
Douglas Hanson
Douglas Hanson

@ 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.

Il y a 14 jours
Douglas Hanson
Douglas Hanson

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.

Il y a 14 jours
Kevin Msxwell
Kevin Msxwell

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

Il y a 16 jours
Jose Sandoval
Jose Sandoval

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

Il y a 17 jours
scott spratt
scott spratt

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

Il y a 19 jours
Umara Sow
Umara Sow

skin color?

Il y a 22 jours
cniknik98
cniknik98

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.

Il y a 23 jours
Spencer Fox
Spencer Fox

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

Il y a 23 jours
SmokeystarOriginal
SmokeystarOriginal

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?

Il y a 23 jours
Kitti McConnell
Kitti McConnell

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

Il y a 24 jours
InciniumVGC
InciniumVGC

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

Il y a 27 jours
larsj1
larsj1

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.

Il y a 28 jours
Star Pic
Star Pic

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.

Il y a 29 jours
Star Pic
Star Pic

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?

Il y a 29 jours
Hyrum Erdman
Hyrum Erdman

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

Il y a mois
André Räbel
André Räbel

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.

Il y a mois
& Leo
& Leo

So... Mosquitos are racists.

Il y a mois
lana cooper
lana cooper

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

Il y a mois
Alexis Kende
Alexis Kende

Thanks so much!

Il y a mois
James Rogers
James Rogers

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

Il y a mois
One Eyed Ember Tetra
One Eyed Ember Tetra

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

Il y a mois
Mr Lion
Mr Lion

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

Il y a mois
FlameFlamedramon VA
FlameFlamedramon VA

Mosquitos ussually stay away from me

Il y a mois
Toadie Roadie
Toadie Roadie

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

Il y a mois
Mace Universe
Mace Universe

Tired of being human? Become a plant!

Il y a mois
Extensive Enterprises
Extensive Enterprises

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.

Il y a mois
that one rock cool You dropped as a child
that one rock cool You dropped as a child

I'll stop breathing then

Il y a mois
that one rock cool You dropped as a child
that one rock cool You dropped as a child

No I will get rid of my blood

Il y a mois
Lapis Lazarus
Lapis Lazarus

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

Il y a mois
Jack of all trades Master of none
Jack of all trades Master of none

THEORY of Evolution

Il y a mois
The Seleuf
The Seleuf

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?

Il y a mois
Tuki nieves
Tuki nieves

why cant we extinct them?

Il y a mois
Pain Seth
Pain Seth

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

Il y a mois
Magena 120
Magena 120

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

Il y a 2 mois
Nathan M.
Nathan M.

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

Il y a 2 mois
Daniel Jordan
Daniel Jordan

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

Il y a 2 mois
Brendan Richter
Brendan Richter

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

Il y a 2 mois
danny obrian
danny obrian

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

Il y a 2 mois
Aarstyn Vlogs' Dad
Aarstyn Vlogs' Dad

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 :)

Il y a 2 mois
Woko100
Woko100

In thailand mosquito season is every season

Il y a 2 mois
daveslow84
daveslow84

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

Il y a 2 mois
Constance Huntsman
Constance Huntsman

🙏

Il y a 2 mois
Bleikr Sound
Bleikr Sound

My skeeter dodge . . . stay inside.

Il y a 2 mois
rafaelborbacs
rafaelborbacs

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

Il y a 2 mois
Luis Hernandez
Luis Hernandez

*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.*

Il y a 2 mois
Marcimo
Marcimo

*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*

Il y a 2 mois
diggy doug
diggy doug

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

Il y a 2 mois
Podelean Mihai
Podelean Mihai

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

Il y a 2 mois
N R
N R

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

Il y a 2 mois
artist_around _the_block
artist_around _the_block

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

Il y a 2 mois
wooseokisafrog
wooseokisafrog

im sorry but this guy- john greene who

Il y a 2 mois
John Okumu
John Okumu

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" 😆

Il y a 2 mois
David Inchcliff
David Inchcliff

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

Il y a 2 mois
That One Guy With The Face
That One Guy With The Face

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.

Il y a 2 mois
R G
R G

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

Il y a 2 mois
A possessed plague mask
A possessed plague mask

no mosquitos YOU CANT SUCC MY *LIFE JUICE*

Il y a 2 mois

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