Why Mosquitoes Like Some People More Than Others

Why Mosquitoes Like Some People More Than Others

You might’ve experienced this before. You hang out outdoors with a group of friends, but you alone leave with multiple mosquito bites while everyone else gets away scot-free. What the heck?! This video explains why some people are just mosquito magnets, and what you can do about it if that’s you.

Mental Floss’ video breaks down all of the possible qualities that seem to attract mosquitoes. It turns out that this attraction is largely based on genetics, blood type, and even your sweat — but also includes your scent and even how much beer you drink while you’re hanging out with those friends! (Spoiler alert: eating bananas to ward off mosquitoes is a myth.)

Check out the video for more interesting details to scratch that itch of curiosity (hyuk).

Why do mosquitoes prefer biting some people to others? [Mental Floss]

Stephanie Lee is a geeky health and fitness freelance writer. You can follow her shenanigans on Twitter or on her YouTube channel.

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