5 Things That Make You a Mosquito Magnet

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SciShow
SciShow - 5 months ago
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이윤희
이윤희 - 2 months ago
69 likes *nice*
funzjag
funzjag - 2 months ago
ALSO, CRUSH OR CHEW HARD VITAMINS , THE BINDERS SOMETIMES PREVENT COMPLETE DIGESTION WHEN TAKEN WHOLE!!!
funzjag
funzjag - 2 months ago
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 - 2 months ago
@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 - 3 months ago
@Haley Cardoso because the right leg is the right leg.
ARTEMIS HAYDEN
ARTEMIS HAYDEN - Day ago
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.
Brackwen
Brackwen - 7 days ago
The bastards love me and I hate them right back.
konkuringu
konkuringu - 9 days ago
Who's the poor SOB participating in these studies??
Douglas Hanson
Douglas Hanson - 9 days ago
@ 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.
Douglas Hanson
Douglas Hanson - 10 days ago
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.
Kevin Msxwell
Kevin Msxwell - 12 days ago
No test on blood sugar? Check diabetics vs. Non-diabetics. Would love to see those results!
Jose Sandoval
Jose Sandoval - 13 days ago
Hank: Ah summer!
Me: Pffft! It's not summer, SiLLy...(realizes that I'm four months behind on Scishow videos) Oh...
scott spratt
scott spratt - 15 days ago
Type O blood gets bitten 6 to 8 times more often then other types of blood
Umara Sow
Umara Sow - 18 days ago
skin color?
cniknik98
cniknik98 - 19 days ago
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.
Spencer Fox
Spencer Fox - 19 days ago
Maybe the mosquitoes are attracted to a rise of blood sugar because of the alcohol
SmokeystarOriginal
SmokeystarOriginal - 19 days ago
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?
Kitti McConnell
Kitti McConnell - 20 days ago
I used to be that person. It got better when I quit eating refined sugar.
InciniumVGC
InciniumVGC - 23 days ago
Live where it's cold and you only have to worry about mosquitoes one season per year as opposed to all year long
larsj1
larsj1 - 24 days ago
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.
Star Pic
Star Pic - 25 days ago
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.
Star Pic
Star Pic - 25 days ago
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?
Hyrum Erdman
Hyrum Erdman - 29 days ago
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
André Räbel
André Räbel - Month ago
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.
& Leo
& Leo - Month ago
So... Mosquitos are racists.
lana cooper
lana cooper - Month ago
Ok... so i either get stung by bees wearing bright clothes or wear dark clothes and get bit by mosquitoes.
Alexis Kende
Alexis Kende - Month ago
Thanks so much!
James Rogers
James Rogers - Month ago
Me, a band child: haha I'm in danger
One Eyed Ember Tetra
One Eyed Ember Tetra - Month ago
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
Mr Lion
Mr Lion - Month ago
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
FlameFlamedramon VA
FlameFlamedramon VA - Month ago
Mosquitos ussually stay away from me
Toadie Roadie
Toadie Roadie - Month ago
The carbonation in beer is produced by CO2 so my guess is that is the attractant
Mace Universe
Mace Universe - Month ago
Tired of being human? Become a plant!
Extensive Enterprises
Extensive Enterprises - Month ago
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.
that one rock cool You dropped as a child
I'll stop breathing then
that one rock cool You dropped as a child
No I will get rid of my blood
Lapis Lazarus
Lapis Lazarus - Month ago
Last mosquito that bit me had to check into The Betty Ford Clinic
Jack of all trades Master of none
THEORY of Evolution
The Seleuf
The Seleuf - Month ago
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?
Tuki nieves
Tuki nieves - Month ago
why cant we extinct them?
Pain Seth
Pain Seth - Month ago
Nice to see someone sympathetic for women for a change.


And for christs sake, stop farting
Magena 120
Magena 120 - Month ago
Is it possible to make all mosquitoes extinct ? I’d prefer for them to all just die, I don’t see their purpose
Nathan M.
Nathan M. - Month ago
Having a blood filled circulatory system is probably a big attraction.
Daniel Jordan
Daniel Jordan - Month ago
wha- the scrap job I have requires us to wear dark colors 😭😭😭😭😭😭 FML
Brendan Richter
Brendan Richter - 2 months ago
Pro tip: just don't breathe and mosquitos won't bite you
danny obrian
danny obrian - 2 months ago
Some day modified mosquitoes will kill a lot more people than anything ! Hopefully just the evil ones
Aarstyn Vlogs' Dad
Aarstyn Vlogs' Dad - 2 months ago
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 months ago
In thailand mosquito season is every season
daveslow84
daveslow84 - 2 months ago
10:28 Science proves people are cooler when drinking alcohol! Ha! Take that all you naysaying teetotallers!
Constance Huntsman
Constance Huntsman - 2 months ago
🙏
Bleikr Sound
Bleikr Sound - 2 months ago
My skeeter dodge . . . stay inside.
rafaelborbacs
rafaelborbacs - 2 months ago
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
*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 - 2 months ago
*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 - 2 months ago
And that is where H1N1 and all the other bad viruses came from labratorie built them not nature
Podelean Mihai
Podelean Mihai - 2 months ago
the alcohol thing can be explained easlly....the mosquitos just want to get drunk , that all folks :D
N R
N R - 2 months ago
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 - 2 months ago
Are we really that good at genetic engineering why can’t that help with diseases and conditions
wooseokisafrog
wooseokisafrog - 2 months ago
im sorry but this guy- john greene who
John Okumu
John Okumu - 2 months ago
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 - 2 months ago
Body soap and shampoo and perfumes and sweet food. Perfumes for clothes.
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.
R G
R G - 2 months ago
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 - 2 months ago
no mosquitos YOU CANT SUCC MY *LIFE JUICE*
Queen Terrible
Queen Terrible - 2 months ago
👌I got more mosquitoe hoes then actual bros.👌
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