Friday, September 11, 2009

Finding Smells that Repel

So apparently, mosquitoes may love me so much because I'm not stressed enough.  Who would have known??  But that's the new theory, according to this article I found online in The Wall Street Journal:  Finding Smells that Repel.

Anyone who knows me well will probably laugh at this suggestion.  Although I'd consider myself somewhat relaxed these days, for a good majority of my life (like up until a little over a year ago) I was highly stressed with too much on my plate.  And the mosquitoes loved me just as much back then.

And to make this research just a little bit crazier, they had volunteers stick their arms in boxes with mosquitoes to see how many bites they'd get.  WHAAAAAAAT????  You'd have to pay me a lot of money to do that.  A lot.


  1. Yeah, I don't think I'd want to stick my arm in the box either! Unless thay were paying me alot of money. Then I could undergo the pain and discomfort for a little while - it would be gone in a few days, right?

  2. Haha I don't know. My mosquito bites usually itch horribly for a week or more. So it would definitely have to be a LOT of money. :)

  3. I'm known to scratch around the bite to bleeding...hate them. No way I'd do it :0