5 Things That Make You a Mosquito Magnet


  1. SciShow

    SciShowTháng trước

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  2. Tony Williams

    Tony Williams7 ngày trước

    My blood type is O negative! Mosquitoes feed on me! I hate it!

  3. Dave Jan

    Dave Jan9 ngày trước

    Im hypermetabolistic & eat LOTS of sugar. AM a magnet. Have been told its the SUGAR they go after most. Taking garlic & Vit B12 daily helps but only DEET works 100%.

  4. Greg Newell

    Greg Newell9 ngày trước

    New genuine guy. New sub here


    ПРИ ЧЁМ ТУТ ЭТО?24 ngày trước

    For No. 4: Why wouldn't assume, blood suckers just find dark closes more secure for not being visually noticed and killed by their catch?

  6. David Rice

    David Rice27 ngày trước

    Hi love the videos. I've been watching Alec Steele a blacksmith who works with Damascus alot and he explains that he used ferric chloride to etch the damascus and because there are different ammounts of carbon in the layers one turns dark and the other one not so much, and I've been looking around google and VIreporter for a video explaining this and I haven't been able to find one maybe you could be the first to make a video on it

  7. kimmisoo morris

    kimmisoo morris8 giờ trước

    why in the FK would they make genetically modified mosquitoes!!!

  8. Tyler T

    Tyler T18 giờ trước

    Time to pull out my fortress of Black Bug Zappers and put some dry ice and sugary cotton balls in them. I'll expect a mosquito dead zone in no time!

  9. T-Bone

    T-BoneNgày trước

    Do you think there could ever be a vaccine you can give to someone to prevent mosquito bites all together. And eventually if everyone has this vaccine the mosquitoes would die off and go extinct?

  10. Magdalie Mexile

    Magdalie MexileNgày trước

    I know it would damage the ecosystem to eradicate mosquitoes but.... I don’t care

  11. Dude Mcjerry

    Dude McjerryNgày trước

    Guess why I always sit by my mom at the bonfire

  12. Cynthia Kuykendall

    Cynthia KuykendallNgày trước

    A sample size of 4 is ridiculous. It is way too small to prove anything. This is entertainment.

  13. 666laughingtarget

    666laughingtargetNgày trước

    just constantly smoke. insects hate smoke.

  14. shawn mendrek

    shawn mendrek2 ngày trước

    Ok so if mosquitoes don't like white clothes why do still like to bite me when I myself am white... hmmm

  15. Kalman Linietsky

    Kalman Linietsky2 ngày trước

    For Malaria- could biologists engineer a virus that attacks plasmodium protists?

  16. KatJaguar1122

    KatJaguar11223 ngày trước

    Just take Boswelia. And lower sugar intake. Being on keto diet helps. And take extra vitamin b1, or eat liver regularly.


    vTHExUNKNOWENv3 ngày trước

    I read that a certain blood type a person has something to do with them liking you as well.

  18. Kaotiqua

    Kaotiqua3 ngày trước

    I've found that if I reduce my consumption of potassium-rich fruits like bananas and cantaloupe, I get bit a whole lot less. Used to be a serious mosquito magnet, too! It's weird, but it really seemed to help. Probably another one of those sweat-smell factor things.

  19. david unmint

    david unmint3 ngày trước

    Lavender oil is a better mosquito repellent than deet, or anything else that i have tried. i live in Alaska, we have many different kinds of mosquitoes here...., Lavender works on them all.

  20. Guerbage Adventures

    Guerbage Adventures3 ngày trước

    Didn’t address the biggest question....why do mosquitoes always fly into my ear?

  21. Katie Whitehouse

    Katie Whitehouse3 ngày trước

    Hey! I tend to get less eaten than those around me...could the fact that I am vegetarian have anything to do with it? Any scientific data on food consumption affecting attraction? There are also the old wives tales about garlic...scientific opinions about that?

  22. Ruger Shooter

    Ruger Shooter3 ngày trước

    My father, 2 brothers, and myself eat onions and get very few bites including fleas. My mother, 2 brothers, wife, do not eat onions and get ate up.

  23. Endorphin Rider

    Endorphin Rider4 ngày trước

    CO2 to a mosquito is like blood to a shark.

  24. Gigi Gewgaw

    Gigi Gewgaw5 ngày trước

    I've heard that mosquitoes are not strong flyers, and therefore ceiling fans on your porch are enough to keep them at bay if you want to sit out on your rocking chair of an evening. Is this true?

  25. David Parkell

    David Parkell5 ngày trước

    One thing mosquitoes hate is garlic. End of story. You won't get laid, but you won't get bit.

  26. Yeah ok

    Yeah ok5 ngày trước

    U didn’t mention that mosquitos prefer type O blood im O negative and a mosquito magnet

  27. Anthony Delfino

    Anthony Delfino5 ngày trước

    this might be entirely anecdotal, but I remember when I lived in the swampy area outside of Houston a couple things we observed were that people who ate more fruit, especially bananas, tended to attract more mosquitos, but when those people started taking garlic pills, they became a less attractive meal. This might all be related to how they're attracted to sugar and repelled by certain smells. But it also might just be coincidental.

  28. Steve Kissane

    Steve Kissane5 ngày trước

    Mosquitoes do not like mint so if you apply mint oil to your clothes not recommended for skin, or lavender oil should keep those pesky parasites at Bay

  29. Glaceon the ICE Type WOLF Pokémon

    Glaceon the ICE Type WOLF Pokémon5 ngày trước

    When ever Female Mosquitos see me they suck my blood.

  30. The Pearl

    The Pearl5 ngày trước

    All adult mosquitoes feed on the nectar or honey dew of plants to get sugar, and that provides enough nourishment for both males and females to live, but females also need to produce eggs. To create eggs, females need protein, which they get from the blood of animals.

  31. Satan

    Satan5 ngày trước

    Think: *trillions of females actually want your sweaty ass*

  32. Tim Travasos

    Tim Travasos6 ngày trước

    So why aren't scientists altering mosquitos to not "like humans.

  33. Tim Travasos

    Tim Travasos6 ngày trước

    How can a mosquito "sense" CO2 from a distance. It has to reach their organs to be sensed.

  34. B Green

    B Green6 ngày trước

    That’s it ! No more drinkin outside. Not ! Slap ! Slap slap slap Slapping still

  35. Parke Stanley

    Parke Stanley6 ngày trước

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  36. Ash Wednesday

    Ash Wednesday6 ngày trước

    Well...being goth, I'm going to enjoy mosquitoes landing on my black clothes...just another reason to be a hermit, I suppose.

  37. elwynbrooks

    elwynbrooks6 ngày trước

    can't we just do the thing where we release a whole bunch of attractive sterile males and kill them all off in a few generations please

  38. Amber Wendt

    Amber Wendt6 ngày trước

    My right leg too!!!!

  39. Elizabeth Torres

    Elizabeth Torres6 ngày trước

    So wear light colored clothing, no alcohol and decreased the amount of sugar intake? 🤔

  40. Aaron E

    Aaron E6 ngày trước

    The last science on this that I heard was if you eat apple cider vinegar like cucumber slices soaking in vinagar; there is something about it that makes you less attractive to the blood suckers!

  41. DmedZWN

    DmedZWN6 ngày trước

    " Mosquitoes like dark colored things " Welp I guess us African / Brown people will be getting munched by mosquitoes forever then SMH! 🙄

  42. Scott Day

    Scott Day6 ngày trước

    You mean the baby growing inside of you not a fetus

  43. Tyrone Howard

    Tyrone Howard6 ngày trước

    Basically everything I do outside....

  44. SummoningLemons

    SummoningLemons6 ngày trước

    i wonder if mosquitos are a bit like dolphins and their puff-puff-pufferfish-pass highs... they can learn that alcohol-laced blood will get them buzzed, so they go for the person that smells of alcohol.

  45. Liliana and Allison WE DO ROLEPLAYS

    Liliana and Allison WE DO ROLEPLAYS6 ngày trước

    Me lying i loooooveee mosquito season (later at night)(*scratching my 10 mosquito bites*)

  46. Scott Elmore

    Scott Elmore6 ngày trước

    You keep using that word "DISTANCE" I do not think it means what you think it means..... please define "DISTANCE"

  47. Atie Kitkat

    Atie Kitkat7 ngày trước

    Only thing in this world that loves and desires me

  48. jp grumbach

    jp grumbach7 ngày trước

    They prefer females so get one for the summertime.

  49. Cammie x

    Cammie x7 ngày trước

    Mosquitoes are racist

  50. Donovan Wisdom

    Donovan Wisdom7 ngày trước

    This video made me itch. Explain that Smarty Pants!

  51. Luna

    Luna7 ngày trước

    10:03 because the mosquitos want to get tipsy

  52. Tomas Beblar

    Tomas Beblar7 ngày trước

    This video makes me itchy

  53. Brett Foster

    Brett Foster7 ngày trước

    Im a prime meal . dark shirt cold beer and Im cool . lmao . good video, Young Man .

  54. Michael Parylak

    Michael Parylak7 ngày trước

    All the mosquitoes I've swallowed my life, mystery solved!

  55. Victoria Louise

    Victoria Louise7 ngày trước

    I only got bitten by mosquitoes when I was a vegetarian. Now I might get one bite but not multiple like I used to.