We were really upset to learn that mosquitoes like it when we drink, because drinking is sometimes the only way to ignore the fact that we're getting eaten alive. And, interestingly, some social behaviors that cause mosquitoes to heart us so hard seem potentially indicative of our personalities — like the fact that a person standing on the perimeter of a group is more likely to get bitten than someone in the center.
Most surprising, though, was learning that though we often say that mosquitoes like us for our sweet, delicious fairy blood, they're actually attracted to the carbon dioxide that we exhale. So, heavy mouth breathers and outdoor exercisers alike should watch out: Your exhales are like beacons of hope in a dark sea of DEET. (Reader's Digest.)
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