Mosquitos are known for their itchy bites and for spreading malaria among people and animals. In 2010 the malaria was the cause of death for 1.2 million people most of whom were African children.
French scientists conducted an odd study while trying to curb their way around the malaria disease. Since it occurs often among African people and since beer is the drink of choice on the African continent, the researchers used beer as their main factor. During the study 43 participant were served three cans of beer or the equivalent amount of water. Later the participants were exposed to mosquitos.
The study led to a shocking revelation: beer attracts mosquitos. Those participants, who were served beer, were 30% more attractive to the winged bloodsuckers rather than those who were served water. According to the researchers, any other type of alcohol could affect the mosquitos the same way. Nevertheless, the French scientists are still not really sure what is the reason behind it.