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.
Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of hype in the media about the “dad bod.” It’s basically the idea that women are cool with men letting themselves go once they’re married with kids.
Well, a new study just threw that out the window.
Researchers at Yale University just found that the key to a good marriage is . . . a man who DOESN’T let himself go.
They found that married women are much less likely to be depressed if their husband regularly works out . . . even if THEY never work out themselves. Men who exercised also were happier than men who didn’t.
For whatever reason, when women worked out, it didn’t have any effect on the happiness of a marriage.
The researchers’ theory here is that exercise has a stronger positive psychological effect on men than women. And since it makes men feel so good, that happiness rubs off on their wives.
If you’re wondering why your coworkers never share their sweet, delicious turds of office gossip with you, maybe this is it.
A new study out of University College London found the secret to getting people to tell you secrets is . . . to get them LAUGHING.
Once you make your coworkers laugh, they’ll almost immediately open up to you . . . and makes them FAR more likely to share a secret.
And it gets better: If you’re REALLY making them laugh, you’ll disarm them so much that they won’t even realize they’re sharing stuff with you they probably shouldn’t.
On the other hand . . . someone might try using this on YOU, to get you to rat. So now that you know, be vigilant and never laugh at work again.