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What if a mosquito bit a drunk person?


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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   Blu

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Posted September 04 2003 - 09:45 AM

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

#2 of 16 OFFLINE   mark alan

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Posted September 04 2003 - 09:46 AM

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 of 16 OFFLINE   dave_brogli

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Posted September 04 2003 - 09:50 AM

it might die of not having any oxygen also. Posted Image

#4 of 16 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted September 04 2003 - 09:57 AM

However, there's this awesome rush at first.

#5 of 16 OFFLINE   Ricky Hustle

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Posted September 04 2003 - 11:06 AM

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However, there's this awesome rush at first.

That's a good one, Jack, thanks!


#6 of 16 OFFLINE   John Watson

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Posted September 04 2003 - 12:22 PM

Maybe the mosquito will try to bite a pink elephant Posted Image

#7 of 16 OFFLINE   StephenA

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Posted September 04 2003 - 12:55 PM

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.

#8 of 16 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted September 04 2003 - 01:31 PM

What if a vampire bit a drunk person? Always wondered about that...

#9 of 16 OFFLINE   Blu

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Posted September 04 2003 - 02:09 PM

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.

#10 of 16 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted September 04 2003 - 03:04 PM

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What if a vampire bit a drunk person? Always wondered about that...


Actually that was addressed on Angel this season. They came across a den full of stoners who let vamps suck on them in exchange for free drugs. Apparently it acts as a filter and juices the high for both parties.

#11 of 16 OFFLINE   Holadem

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Posted September 04 2003 - 11:13 PM

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 of 16 OFFLINE   Armando Zamora

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Posted September 05 2003 - 12:02 AM

Had quite the raging debate at work about this with one position saying that a insect probably wouldn't be effected by alcohol.


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%.


#13 of 16 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted September 05 2003 - 02:29 AM

What if a mosquito bit a silica packet? Would the packet suck the mosquito dry?

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#14 of 16 OFFLINE   Andrej Dolenc

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Posted September 05 2003 - 02:31 AM

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!

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#15 of 16 OFFLINE   BrettB

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Posted September 05 2003 - 02:43 AM

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.

#16 of 16 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted September 05 2003 - 02:47 AM

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What if a mosquito bit a silica packet? Would the packet suck the mosquito dry?

Only if the mosquito is made out of salsa.

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