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Beer Consumption Increases Human Attractiveness to Malaria Mosquitoes

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by rvdoorn, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. rvdoorn

    rvdoorn Savant (440) Netherlands Jun 4, 2009

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  2. Bendurgin

    Bendurgin Savant (370) Maine Feb 5, 2010

    Worth it.
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  3. bum732

    bum732 Advocate (630) Lesotho Feb 18, 2008

    My conclusion from the study is don't drink dolo beer.
    rvdoorn likes this.
  4. Cool, I got in fast enough to make the obvious joke.

    ahem

    Beer consumption increases human attractiveness to humans too! Eh? Eh? Right? (If this were delivered in person, I'd be elbowing somebody in the ribs right now.)
  5. azorie

    azorie Advocate (715) Florida Mar 18, 2006

    yea it was posted in old forums 2 years ago. In you live here in Florida (anywhere in the South really) you do 1 or of 2 things. You learn when to go outside, and you learn to use allot of OFF. Some that smoke allot claim it helps.
    Them bugs bite me with or without beer, so its either spray or stay in the Florida room or the house. Its funny in Florida the natives know to go outside in our so called winter. Windy places help allot AKA the beach/salt water...

    we buy cases of OFF. WE like to go outside allot. Also we more worried about West Nile than malaria. I had shots and pills for malaria, heck I cannot remember the last time I heard anyone getting that here, but WND, bad news.
  6. bushycook

    bushycook Aficionado (215) Virginia Jan 31, 2011

    Weird. All my life mosquitos have torn my ass up, then when I started drinking IPAs and DIPAs a few years ago, they seemed to leave me alone. I thought it may have been the hop aroma coming out in my sweat and keeping them away.
    Amp likes this.
  7. Snails are attracted to beer....
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  8. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Savant (490) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    I'll take an elbow in the ribs over "the wink" any day...damn I hate that...
  9. DrDoitchbig

    DrDoitchbig Savant (335) Michigan Jun 6, 2009

    Good thing I don't live in Botswana.
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  10. Rzzzzz

    Rzzzzz Advocate (500) California Nov 10, 2007

    Works both ways. I don't know about the rest of you but after a few beers I find mosquitos incredibly attractive.
  11. I live in a malaria area :(
  12. I live in South Africa!!!!
  13. kspongeworthy

    kspongeworthy Savant (305) Texas Feb 25, 2011


    Haw haw! (Neslon Muntz voice)
  14. RCL

    RCL Aficionado (125) Massachusetts Jul 23, 2008

    "My milk stout brings all the bugs to the yard"
  15. Yup, whenever I drink beer, I get hot for some man on mosquito action.
  16. TicoCali

    TicoCali Savant (460) California Jul 25, 2010

    True. Gardening tip
  17. Good thing I don't live in an area with malaria.

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