A Study Finds Victoria’s Secret Perfume Is Actually a Mosquito Repellent

A Study Finds Victoria’s Secret Perfume Is Actually a Mosquito Repellent

 

A Study Finds Victoria's Secret Perfume Is Actually a Mosquito Repellent

A Study Finds Victoria’s Secret Perfume Is Actually a Mosquito Repellent

If you wear perfume, in theory it’s because you want to attract people. So here’s a good and totally random side effect . . . while it’s luring dudes in, it just might be keeping mosquitoes away.

A new study out of New Mexico State University tested a bunch of different types of mosquito repellents to see how effective they are.

And they also decided to throw in a Victoria’s Secret perfume called Bombshell for some reason. Well, the reason is probably publicity, and since we’re talking about it . . . well played, nerds.

The study found the perfume was actually really good at keeping mosquitoes away.

It performed about the same as the best repellents, all of which contain a chemical compound called DEET . . . and it was even MORE effective than natural repellents or a skin patch. The skin patch was so bad it actually ATTRACTED mosquitoes.

The researchers didn’t say why the perfume was so effective . . . but you’d have to think it’s because mosquitoes hunt out people who smell like people, not like flowers.

(Gizmodo)

The Ten Things That Instantly Make Men and Women More Confident

The Ten Things That Instantly Make Men and Women More Confident

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What’s something that INSTANTLY makes you more confident? According to a new survey, the top answer for guys was . . . “A SUNNY DAY”. Followed by a clean shave.

For women it’s a new HAIRCUT, and a sunny day came in second. So apparently nice weather boosts our confidence? Which makes sense. But it’s probably skewed here because they did the survey in the UK . . . where obviously the weather ISN’T sunny.

Anyway, here are the top ten things that instantly make WOMEN more confident.

  1. A new haircut . . . unless of course it’s TERRIBLE.
  2. A sunny day.
  3. Walking in heels.
  4. Learning a new skill.
  5. Booking a vacation.
  6. Shaved legs.
  7. Lipstick.
  8. Having a tan.
  9. Wearing a little black dress.
  10. Designer perfume.

Now here are the ten things that instantly make MEN more confident.

  1. A sunny day.
  2. A fresh shave.
  3. A new suit.
  4. Brushing your teeth.
  5. Wearing aftershave.
  6. Being praised at work.
  7. A new haircut.
  8. Sleeping in fresh sheets . . . which is RARE for a lot of guys.
  9. Learning a new skill.
  10. Asking someone on a date, and getting a “yes”. Being asked out was number 12 for women.

 

(Check out the full top 20 listsĀ here.)

(Daily Mail)