We all know that drinking beer can lead to a pudgy midsection, dull reflexes and an over-inflated sense of self-confidence. Now researchers at the University of Florida say we can add red itchy bumps to that list. According to a recent study, a certain group of females seek out us beer drinkers over our teetotaling brethren, namely female…mosquitos. Well that sucks!
Researcher Joseph Conlon laid out the science for MSNBC:
Mosquitoes are more attracted to people after they drink a 12-ounce beer. It could be that people breathe a little harder after a cold one or their skin is a little warmer, suggests Conlon. But that won’t stop him from having a brewski, even though he considers himself a mosquito magnet.
So it turns out that mosquitos like heavy breathers with warm skin, and drinking beer turns you into one. Mosquitos also like people who dress in dark colors, so those PBR-loving hipsters better beware. There was no mention of their ironic facial hair attracting the bloodsuckers, and that makes sense – that mess doesn’t attract ANY females!
Anyway, fear not my fellow beer drinkers, as I think I’ve come up with a solution here. Whadya think?