What if a mosquito bit a drunk person?

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  1. Blu

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    If a mosquito bit a very very drunk person would the mosquito die or be dead drunk?
    Can insects get drunk?
     
  2. mark alan

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    I don't know, but if you blow cigarette smoke under a glass with a fly, it dies almost immediately.

    Makes you think, huh?
     
  3. dave_brogli

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    it might die of not having any oxygen also. [​IMG]
     
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    However, there's this awesome rush at first.
     
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    Maybe the mosquito will try to bite a pink elephant [​IMG]
     
  7. StephenA

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    I have no idea if they get drunk. I wouldn't be surprised if they do though. I'm also glad that it's only the females who bite. I'd hate to be bitten by the males, because they're big and creepy looking.
     
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    What if a vampire bit a drunk person? Always wondered about that...
     
  9. Blu

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    Well my theory was that if just a few ounces of alcohol could stagger a full grown man it should kill a mosquito.
    Had quite the raging debate at work about this with one position saying that a insect probably wouldn't be effected by alcohol.
     
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    Might be wrong, but I read a long time ago that flies (or some other insect) get drunk from the fermentation of rotten fruits.

    I did say a long time ago.

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  12. Armando Zamora

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    Won't know the answer until you make the mosquito take a field breathalyzer after biting a drunk person. Slap it with an FWI and a night in a no-moisture, brightly-lit, deet-lined cell if it blows a BAC greater than .08%.
     
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    What if a mosquito bit a silica packet? Would the packet suck the mosquito dry?

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Andrej Dolenc

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    I think insects can get drunk. My folks took me out for a nice lunch when I visited them, outdoor seating near a lake. After finishing my food, I noticed there was a fly in my wine. So I fish this fly out, it ends up on the plate. First it staggers around, then it starts walking up the knife upside-down. Makes it a little way then just falls off the knife and falls onto the plate. Funniest thing I'd seen in a long time.

    Certainly seemed like it was drunk!

    Andrej
     
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    The mosquito would wake up the next morning lying next to a less than attractive mosquito trying to remember exactly what happened the night before. Then it would try to fly away without waking the other mosquito.
     
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