Mosquitoes appear to prefer blonde people with smelly feet. Did you see the moon last night? Got mosquito spray? Mosquito biting activity increases 500 times during a full moon phase! There are more striking facts in this video excerpt from National Geographic.
The video is part of the Amazing Animals YouTube playlist by National Geographic:
Mosquitoes 'lured by body odor genes' - BBC, 2015 http://buff.ly/1HvP831
Medical Geek Humor on Twitter
The tweets below are part of the series Medical Geek Humor on Twitter - they recall a TED moment from 2009:
@loic Bill Gates released mosquitoes at #TED we're all leaving the room and getting sick
@stevewhitaker Don't worry about the buggy mosquitos Gates released at #ted. Microsoft's working on a patch that's due out next year.
AllergyNotes Releasing mosquitoes by Bill Gates into a startled crowd at TED described as "an amazing TED moment" http://is.gd/iu0o
AllergyNotes Gates spreads malaria message with mosquitoes http://tinyurl.com/cxwo2e
pyknosis Nice to hear Bill Gates picked up a hobby during his retirement: entomology. http://is.gd/izJn (Not surprised he likes the blood-suckers.)
pyknosis Don't get me wrong. Not saying B Gates is a bad person. He's not. He just created and championed software that can suck the life out of you. pyknosis BTW, now that I understand the context, I think this is a winner of a tweet: http://is.gd/izK5
Comments from Twitter:
Vijay @scanman: Mosquitoes are mini-vampires
Tariq @ucisee: Mosquito biting activity increases 500 times during a full moon phase - "appear to pref blonde with smelly feet."
Kathy Mackey @mkmackey: Ha! No one likes full moon!