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Mosquitoes

Jul 23, 2019

At Maryland’s famous Benji’s Drive-In Movie Theater last weekend, my family and some friends enjoyed an evening playing outside, eating popcorn and candy, and watching a new film out in the great open air.

About an hour in, though, my buddy started to look uncomfortable. “I’m covered in mosquito bites,” he told me. “Aren’t you?”

I looked at our arms side by side, only to realize that he had several red, itchy welts, but I had not a single one.

Was this just dumb luck? Or is there science behind which of us the mosquitoes prefer?