Published : 2014-12-26 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago
26 Fun mosquito facts
Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random mosquito facts.
1. It would take 1, 200, 000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.
2. During a TED talk about Malaria, Bill Gates opened a jar full of mosquitoes onstage so the audience would be able to empathize better.
3. Female mosquitos need to bite for blood in order to reproduce
4. Mosquitos are attracted to people who have just eaten a banana
5. There is a “mosquito laser” that can recognize and shoot mosquitoes out of the air.
6. Bananas can reduce the swelling and irritation of mosquito bites and help with nicotine withdrawal.
7. Mosquitoes have been around for about 80 100 million years. There are more than 3, 000 species of them.
8. In several different studies, pregnant women have been found to attract roughly twice as many mosquito bites as others.
9. Mosquito bite? Press a *hot* spoon onto the spot. The heat will destroy the protein that caused the reaction and the itching will stop.
10. Mosquitos can mate in about 15 seconds.
11. Mosquitoes don’t just bite you They also urinate on you after sucking your blood.
12. Mosquitoes bite people with Type O blood nearly twice as often as those with Type A.
13. Consuming just a single 12 ounce bottle of beer can make you more attractive to mosquitoes.
14. Paparazzi means "buzzing mosquito" in Italian.
15. Mosquitos are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
16. Only female mosquitoes bite.
17. Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
18. Only female mosquitoes will bite you.
19. Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history.
20. There is a "mosquito laser" that can recognize and shoot mosquitoes out of the air.
21. Mosquitoes are attracted to the color of blue twice as much as to any other color.
22. Mosquitoes survive collisions with rain drops by clinging to the droplet and riding it for a while.
23. At one 'feeding', a mosquito can absorb one and a half times its own weight in blood.
24. Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as any other color.
25. Mosquitoes prefer children to adults, blondes to brunettes.
26. Only female mosquitoes bite and drink blood.