Everything You Wanted to Know about Mosquitoes in under 3 Minutes

Sunday, 08 December 2013

Anybody who has spent time in the outdoors can relate when I say that mosquitoes are the scourge of the earth.

But just because we hate them and we know they suck, doesn't mean they are not good for something.

In the video below Rose Eveleth shares a bunch of cool things about the worlds most hated bug next to the Blackfly along with why it probably isn't a good thing to have them completely wiped off the face of the earth.

Here is my own little fun-fact. Did you know that some research tests have shown that movement and swinging your arms around increases mosquito biting by up to 50%? Apparently, though I've never been able to stand still long enough in the forest at dusk in July to prove it.

Flickr Photo Credit: cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by Travis

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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