Mosquito facts: only the female mosquitos suck and they have even preferences


Hank Green explains why the mosquitos are dangerous, since they help parasites and viruses spread and since dozens of millions of people die each year because of the mosquito bites. One thing to note: only the female mosquitos suck blood, because the male mosquitos have something better to do.

Also, these female mosquitos tend to prefer:
– people that have blood type O
– people that secrete the antigens from the blood through the skin (about 80% of the people)
– guys and gals that are fatter because their body is hotter and because they exhale more CO2 in the air as mosquitos are attracted to hot areas and to areas more dense in CO2.

So, take care of mosquitos and, if you see one, splash it.

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