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(Some Guy)   Scientists discover some people emit a stink undetectable to humans but that act as natural mosquito repellants   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2006-07-03 01:44:48 PM  
I do not have this problem. My blood must smell like Cherry Coke to the squitos.
 
2006-07-03 01:46:56 PM  
I can sleep with the window open, but they avoid me like the plague.
 
2006-07-03 01:47:36 PM  
My personal stink, sadly, is detectable by humans.
 
2006-07-03 01:50:29 PM  
Well, I'll be damned. I may be an Anti-mosquito Funkster. I always wondered why I hardly ever get bitten.
 
2006-07-03 02:02:22 PM  
If I've been drinking they leave me alone.
 
2006-07-03 02:11:23 PM  
I apparently emit a stink that is undetectable to humans but acts as a natural female repellant.
 
2006-07-03 02:43:08 PM  
Aparently I wasn't emitting this scent yesterday...

*scratches*
 
2006-07-03 02:44:36 PM  
i think i'm one of these...

I don't think I have ever been bitten by a mosquito...
 
2006-07-03 03:14:15 PM  
Deveyn - If I've been drinking they leave me alone.

I never thought about it before, but that makes sense. Before I got married, I drank beer every day, and never got bitten by mosquitos. Nowadays, I only drink once or twice a month, and I get bitten all the damn time.
 
2006-07-03 05:44:33 PM  
guess this could explain why i haven't been bitten by a mosquito in nigh on a decade... i stink good...
 
2006-07-03 05:44:43 PM  

I apparently emit a stink that is undetectable to humans but acts as a natural female repellant.



what species of females are repelled by your scent, if not human ?
 
2006-07-03 05:45:07 PM  
Lets call it Bzzzzzzzzzzzzz. O.

/bad joke
 
2006-07-03 05:45:46 PM  
TGDFA says Mosquitos attracted by 'pleasant' human odours..

/Holds nose leaving thread
/Opens Nozzells
/Realizes it's me....
 
2006-07-03 05:46:02 PM  
CheddarPants: I never thought about it before, but that makes sense. Before I got married, I drank beer every day, and never got bitten by mosquitos. Nowadays, I only drink once or twice a month, and I get bitten all the damn time.

By-products of the alcohol are secreted through your skin pores. Apparently the mosquitos don't like it.
 
2006-07-03 05:47:01 PM  
It is probably related to some food items.

cool
 
2006-07-03 05:47:10 PM  
Garlic repels vampires

/also wolfbane
 
2006-07-03 05:47:21 PM  
dbaggins

You mean human females are not a separate species? D'oh.
 
2006-07-03 05:47:28 PM  
I am a naturally mosquito-repellant. My son also is. My daughter is not.
 
2006-07-03 05:49:06 PM  
I'll take anti-mosquito taint over sickle-cell anemia any day.
 
2006-07-03 05:50:28 PM  
If you eat garlic pills they stay away from you too
 
2006-07-03 05:50:34 PM  
Man, when I was on chemotherapy I never got bit once. It was great.

/besides the cancer part
//and the chemotherapy part
///but no mosquitos, at least
////smoking leads to no mosquito bites
 
2006-07-03 05:50:51 PM  
dbaggins

Interestingly enough, this is a common phenomenon. Molecules which are picked by the nose come in two classes. "Scents" are consciously detected by the brain. "Pheromones" are totally subconscious; we never know we're picking them up, but they affect our emotions nonetheless.

/SCIENCE!
 
2006-07-03 05:51:14 PM  
I'm with TheRealist... The damn things love me. When I went on a kayak trip down some river with a bunch of guys I slept the furthest away from the water, but was getting bit as much as everyone else combined. I ended up hiking a half mile further away in the middle of the night to get away from the things... they followed me. When I came back in the morning, everyone had 5-15 bites... I had over a hundred.
 
2006-07-03 05:51:49 PM  
CheeseMan -
I never thought about it before, but that makes sense. Before I got married, I drank beer every day, and never got bitten by mosquitos. Nowadays, I only drink once or twice a month, and I get bitten all the damn time.


Isn't it obvious, you were getting bitten, just too drunk to care?
 
2006-07-03 05:52:40 PM  
Awesome. I was just having a conversation about this the other night. The people I was with were getting eaten alive, but I didn't get bitten at all. We thought it might have to do with blood type or something, but had no real clue.
 
2006-07-03 05:53:46 PM  
Yup, they feast on my husband and rarely touch me. My husband also gets huge welts when the skeeters bite him while I've seen mosquitos biting me and never had any reaction--yet I'm the one with food allergies and asthma and eczema. Perhaps I have a positive genetic trait to hand on to my kids after all!
 
2006-07-03 05:53:48 PM  
smoking leads to no mosquito bites

Wonder if they'd ever put that on a pack of cigarettes.
 
2006-07-03 05:55:13 PM  
If I've been drinking, everyone leaves me alone.
 
2006-07-03 05:55:19 PM  
mosoquitos avoid me like a flaming median. They just swerve and suck on the nearest human.

/must not be human
 
2006-07-03 05:55:32 PM  
I wondered why the little bastards never bit me
 
2006-07-03 05:58:48 PM  
I'm Joe Average. Bite me.
 
2006-07-03 06:01:25 PM  
Scientists discover some people emit a stink undetectable to mosquitos but that act as natural human repellants
 
2006-07-03 06:01:59 PM  
Rarely get bitten. I always wondered why someone standing next to me would be covered with them while I was mosquito free.
 
2006-07-03 06:02:17 PM  
Mosquitoes love me. They ignore my boyfriend but bite me like mad. And I'm very allergic to them, too. I get huge welts that itch for 5-7 days, then they fade to almost bruises before going away. Needless to say, I tend to do all I can to avoid mosquitoes.

However, if they love you? White toothpaste is the best anti-itch you can put on them. My mom used to do that when I was a kid, and it still works better than any anti-itch cream on the market.
 
2006-07-03 06:03:13 PM  
Back in the day when I smoked like a chimney and drank like a fish I didn't have much of a mosquito problem. Now that I've tried to straighten my ways, they seem to have taken a liking to me.

Time to convince my wife that I go back to the good old days because West Nile Virus could be harmful to my health.
 
2006-07-03 06:03:38 PM  
BANANAS.

On surf trips, I used to hang a bunch of bananas from the rearview mirror on my bus. I would *never* eat them. My fellow surfers would get hungry and happily scarf them, not realizing that there's something in bananas that drive skeeters wild!

Never had a bite problem on road trips.
 
2006-07-03 06:06:11 PM  
They bite me all the f'n time unless I'm trashed. Trashed = no bites the next day, so I know its not just lack of noticing on my part.

So from now on I'm mixing whiskey and DEET.
 
2006-07-03 06:06:56 PM  
Oh yeah, another tip de ESQ:

Heat completely neutralizes skeeter saliva. We keep a heat gun on the counter. As soon as a bite starts to itch, we give it a ten second blast of heat. The moment the sting of the heat becomes unbearable is the same moment the poison is neutralized.

A hair dryer would have the same effect, I'm sure.
 
2006-07-03 06:07:19 PM  
I am like a landing light for mosquitos. Unless I am swathed in 33% deet. Nasty stuff that also melts a few types of plastic on contact, but at least I have no nasty germ infested mosquito bites.
 
2006-07-03 06:08:14 PM  
No secret, it's called filth! I've worked in logging and construction camps where treeplanters sometimes stayed. Some of them bathed and were generally sanitary, but others were filthy, dreadlocked vagrants who stunk to high heaven, defending their lack of hygiene by saying it kept the bugs off. On two occasions, to the delight of everyone else trying to eat, I saw several of their malodorous asses ejected from the dining hall for ruining appetites.

/end rant
 
2006-07-03 06:09:24 PM  
Nentuaby: "Pheromones" are totally subconscious; we never know we're picking them up, but they affect our emotions nonetheless.

My wife *swears* she can smell pheremones. She said she could tell when a guy liked her - because they smell different. I tried to tell her, no, that's Hi-Karate, but insisted I was wrong.

But then again, she might be right. She's an incredible super taster.
 
2006-07-03 06:13:34 PM  
mayo.extremevideostore.com
 
2006-07-03 06:14:15 PM  
Several years ago, my wife and I could be in the back yard together, and the mosquitoes would eat her up and not bother me at all. Now they attack both of us. I never made the connection, but I did quit smoking.
 
2006-07-03 06:15:39 PM  
Then rub some stink on me because they think I smell like honey.
 
2006-07-03 06:15:40 PM  
I have the opposite. I attract the farkers.
 
2006-07-03 06:17:25 PM  
Stereolab: "My personal stink, sadly, is detectable by humans."


'eau de human'
 
2006-07-03 06:17:58 PM  
I've read before that some people are seemingly immune to getting bit by mosquitos because they're not allergic. The reason they 'don't get bit' is that they aren't allergic to the mosquito spit that the bugs inject into you to keep your blood from coagulating. So they are actually getting bit, but just don't get a reaction to it, so they never know. I myself are not one of those persons either, as I am currently covered in small bumps from the party last night too.

/mosquito spit is gross
//itchy, itchy, itchy!
 
2006-07-03 06:18:06 PM  
smoking leads to no mosquito bites

You taste like an ashtray.
 
2006-07-03 06:18:39 PM  
1. Drink beer
2. Don't get bit by mosquitos
3. ???
4. Profit?

/lame
//I'll go home now
 
2006-07-03 06:18:40 PM  
My stench kills mosquitos.
 
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