5 Things That Make You a Mosquito Magnet

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  • čas přidán 16. 06. 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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  • SciShow
    SciShow  Před 3 měsíci +71

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    • 이윤희
      이윤희 Před 28 dny

      69 likes
      *nice*

    • funzjag
      funzjag Před měsícem

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

    • funzjag
      funzjag Před měsícem

      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 Před měsícem

      @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 Před 2 měsíci

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

  • lana cooper
    lana cooper Před 5 dny

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

  • Alexis Kende
    Alexis Kende Před 6 dny

    Thanks so much!

  • James Rogers
    James Rogers Před 7 dny +1

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

  • One Eyed Ember Tetra
    One Eyed Ember Tetra Před 9 dny

    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 Před 12 dny

    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 Před 13 dny

    Mosquitos ussually stay away from me

  • Toadie Roadie
    Toadie Roadie Před 14 dny

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

  • Mace Universe
    Mace Universe Před 15 dny

    Tired of being human? Become a plant!

  • Extensive Enterprises
    Extensive Enterprises Před 16 dny

    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.

  • duck wizard
    duck wizard Před 17 dny

    I'll stop breathing then

    • duck wizard
      duck wizard Před 17 dny

      No I will get rid of my blood

  • Lapis Lazarus
    Lapis Lazarus Před 18 dny

    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 Před 20 dny

    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 Před 20 dny

    why cant we extinct them?

  • Pain Seth
    Pain Seth Před 21 dnem

    Nice to see someone sympathetic for women for a change.


    And for christs sake, stop farting

  • Magena The wolf
    Magena The wolf Před 22 dny

    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. Před 23 dny

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

  • Daniel Jordan
    Daniel Jordan Před 25 dny

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

  • Brendan Richter
    Brendan Richter Před 26 dny

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

  • danny obrian
    danny obrian Před 27 dny

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

  • Aarstyn Vlogs' Dad
    Aarstyn Vlogs' Dad Před 27 dny

    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 Před 27 dny

    In thailand mosquito season is every season

  • daveslow84
    daveslow84 Před 27 dny

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

  • Constance Huntsman
    Constance Huntsman Před 28 dny

    🙏

  • Bleikr Sound
    Bleikr Sound Před 29 dny

    My skeeter dodge . . . stay inside.

  • rafaelborbacs
    rafaelborbacs Před měsícem

    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 Před měsícem

    *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 Před měsícem

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

  • Podelean Mihai
    Podelean Mihai Před měsícem

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

  • N R
    N R Před měsícem

    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 Před měsícem

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

  • wooseokisafrog
    wooseokisafrog Před měsícem

    im sorry but this guy- john greene who

  • John Okumu
    John Okumu Před měsícem

    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 Před měsícem

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

  • That One Guy With The Face
    That One Guy With The Face Před měsícem

    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 Před měsícem

    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 Před měsícem

    no mosquitos YOU CANT SUCC MY *LIFE JUICE*

  • Queen Terrible
    Queen Terrible Před měsícem +1

    👌I got more mosquitoe hoes then actual bros.👌

  • Annette Lu
    Annette Lu Před měsícem

    Time to put on a mirror

  • Ridzuan Ezzuddin
    Ridzuan Ezzuddin Před měsícem

    We have mosquitoes all year long🙂🙂

  • Rapid strike 87 Rapid
    Rapid strike 87 Rapid Před měsícem

    1- existing

  • Michael
    Michael Před měsícem

    Move to Hawaii - problem solved.

  • OJ Glass
    OJ Glass Před měsícem

    Number 5, Alcohol thins the blood. Easier meal for the mosquito. Maybe closet alcoholics. Lol

  • Van Rozay
    Van Rozay Před měsícem

    Finding that mosquitoes land on darker surfaces even when termperature is the same is NOT proof that they don't seek warm surfaces; they're programmed to seek dark colors after generations of such surfaces' being warmer. This is an example of how hard it can be to structure an experiment with no holes in it. "All things being equal" is tougher to achieve in biology than in physics; those darned variables, always testing your claim to empirical clarity, solid results. The cleverest ones find a way to measure better, if not perfectly, to derive important detail even as a bigger picture remains vague. We're always chasing; we'll never "catch" complete understanding, tho observation and quantum computers will take us far.

  • socali raised352
    socali raised352 Před měsícem

    Thats why i love the fall and winter, I know it's cold but the good thing is no mosquitos or flies are buzzing around

  • juddwestgate
    juddwestgate Před měsícem

    Slower pace (ie walking) = more bites. Running lessens bite success.

  • Jake Snakes
    Jake Snakes Před měsícem

    Mosquitos like dark surfaces? That explains Africas mosquito problem

  • Døg Łover
    Døg Łover Před měsícem

    “Wearing dark clothing”

    *Cries in African American*

  • Harmony B.
    Harmony B. Před měsícem

    I mean if I don't touch the bite when I get it, it goes away in a few hours.
    Edit: There was this one time where I was at a mosquito infested house (someone left the door open and they got in). While we vacuumed, swatted, and burned most of them I woke dripping in sweat and pretty covered in bites. I assume there's an extent to which my body could've gained a sort of immunity to bites. I also now realize I should've maybe seen a doctor afterwards but oh well.

  • martijn van weele
    martijn van weele Před měsícem

    Can't we just exterminate them? Humans seem to be awfully good at making species go extinct, why not put that to good use?

  • Alexis Hernandez
    Alexis Hernandez Před měsícem

    I’ve been bitten so many times by these damn Asian tiger mosquitoes that I’ve become immune to the itch 😤😤

  • Jayne Davis
    Jayne Davis Před měsícem

    I can wear less black (I’ll have to go shopping but I can do that) but I can’t make myself less sweaty. I don’t have any other risk factors but I’m still a mosquito magnet

  • Kylo Robb
    Kylo Robb Před měsícem

    This clown was very careful to use language to support his radical Left-Wing agenda BUT he Fcked it up!!!!
    When talking about a pregnant woman he said _"a fetus is growing inside of you"_ instead of the OBVIOUS *"there's a BABY growing inside of you!"* but then he slipped up when talking about the mosquitoes, he said
    "They Nourishing their Eggs" then "You will be helping all the Baby Momma's out there"

  • Kylo Robb
    Kylo Robb Před měsícem

    This guy is so not funny that I want to punch him in the face!
    He is like the dude with the guitar in Animal House!!!

  • Cabra Vision
    Cabra Vision Před měsícem

    Mosquito's rock!

  • Ye Dud
    Ye Dud Před měsícem

    I used to be a mosquito magnet, but this summer i rarely got a bite... could someone explain ?

  • Bee Phenix
    Bee Phenix Před měsícem +1

    One time I got 10 (yes I counted) bites on one arm. Hell.

  • Kuchi Kopi
    Kuchi Kopi Před měsícem

    it' SUGAR! how did you guys not put this on your list? When you eat a lot of sugar, the mosquitos can smell it, and you'll get bitten way more. That's why they liked the people who had drank alcohol. it's sugar. I cant believe this wasn't on your list!