Will a Mosquito Get Drunk if it Bites a Drunk Person?

by David Lauterbach
2009 July 31

If a mosquito bites me after I’ve had a beer, can it get drunk? An interesting question that PopSci.com has tackled.

Shockingly, no major studies have been conducted on this topic. “The implications are, however, profound,” says Michael Raupp, an entomologist at the University of Maryland. “Reckless flying, passing out in frosty beer mugs, hitting on crane flies instead of mosquito babes. Frightening!” Fortunately, enough related research exists to make an educated guess.

As it turns out, mosquitos have a rather high tolerance for alcohol, so don’t go trying to drink one under the table (just squash the shit out of him).

The full egg-headed answer at PopSci.com.

Pardon us while we pay for beer...


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