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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    • 이윤희
      이윤희 หลายเดือนก่อน

      69 likes
      *nice*

    • funzjag
      funzjag 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

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

    • funzjag
      funzjag 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      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 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @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 หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • Brackwen
    Brackwen 4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The bastards love me and I hate them right back.

  • konkuringu
    konkuringu 6 วันที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Douglas Hanson
    Douglas Hanson 6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @ 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 6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 9 วันที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Jose Sandoval
    Jose Sandoval 10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 12 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

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

  • Umara Sow
    Umara Sow 15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    skin color?

  • cniknik98
    cniknik98 16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 16 วันที่ผ่านมา

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

  • SmokeystarOriginal
    SmokeystarOriginal 16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 17 วันที่ผ่านมา

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

  • InciniumVGC
    InciniumVGC 20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 หลายเดือนก่อน

    So... Mosquitos are racists.

  • lana cooper
    lana cooper หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • Alexis Kende
    Alexis Kende หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thanks so much!

  • James Rogers
    James Rogers หลายเดือนก่อน +1

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

  • One Eyed Ember Tetra
    One Eyed Ember Tetra หลายเดือนก่อน

    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 หลายเดือนก่อน

    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 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Mosquitos ussually stay away from me

  • Toadie Roadie
    Toadie Roadie หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • Mace Universe
    Mace Universe หลายเดือนก่อน

    Tired of being human? Become a plant!

  • Extensive Enterprises
    Extensive Enterprises หลายเดือนก่อน

    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
    that one rock cool You dropped as a child หลายเดือนก่อน

    I'll stop breathing then

  • Lapis Lazarus
    Lapis Lazarus หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • Jack of all trades Master of none
    Jack of all trades Master of none หลายเดือนก่อน

    THEORY of Evolution

  • The Seleuf
    The Seleuf หลายเดือนก่อน

    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 หลายเดือนก่อน

    why cant we extinct them?

  • Pain Seth
    Pain Seth หลายเดือนก่อน

    Nice to see someone sympathetic for women for a change.


    And for christs sake, stop farting

  • Magena The wolf
    Magena The wolf หลายเดือนก่อน

    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. หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • Daniel Jordan
    Daniel Jordan หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • Brendan Richter
    Brendan Richter หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • danny obrian
    danny obrian หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • Aarstyn Vlogs' Dad
    Aarstyn Vlogs' Dad หลายเดือนก่อน

    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 หลายเดือนก่อน

    In thailand mosquito season is every season

  • daveslow84
    daveslow84 หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • Constance Huntsman
    Constance Huntsman หลายเดือนก่อน

    🙏

  • Bleikr Sound
    Bleikr Sound 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    My skeeter dodge . . . stay inside.

  • rafaelborbacs
    rafaelborbacs 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    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
    Luis Hernandez AlphAKingSupreme 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    *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 หลายเดือนก่อน

    *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 หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • Podelean Mihai
    Podelean Mihai 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • N R
    N R 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    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 หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • wooseokisafrog
    wooseokisafrog 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    im sorry but this guy- john greene who

  • John Okumu
    John Okumu 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    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 หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • That One Guy With The Face
    That One Guy With The Face 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    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 หลายเดือนก่อน

    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 หลายเดือนก่อน

    no mosquitos YOU CANT SUCC MY *LIFE JUICE*

  • Queen Terrible
    Queen Terrible 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    👌I got more mosquitoe hoes then actual bros.👌

  • Annette Lu
    Annette Lu 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Time to put on a mirror