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Mosquitoes Are At It Again

No need to panic but WTF? Zika virus is alive and well, and causing catostrophic birth defects. The mosquito spread virus has been blamed for the 3500 cases of microcephaly in babies born in Brazil this year. That means the babies are born with heads up to three times smaller than average. Now there is a mega warning for all pregnant women to take extra precautions if travelling to Brazil.

PSST Meanwhile over in Africa the Ebola outbreak is back!!!

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

I cant feel my wings!

I cant feel my wings!

Hmm, scientists think they have come up with the perfect solution to rid the world of malaria spreading mosquitoes. Standby..they are going to nuke them! Yep, zap them little suckers with radiation to make them as sterile as Michael Jackson’s face mask. The procedure known as SIT (Sterile Insect Technique) is basically a birth control for insects. Here’s the thing, they are going to round up all the male mosquitoes, zap their little wieners and set them loose amongst the unsuspecting virgin female insects (who will never know they are shooting blanks!). She’ll lay eggs that will never hatch, they will argue over whose fault it was and then both will die failures! Perfect. Then us humans can live happily ever after with swine flu, AIDS, Typhoid and two friggin new species of bacteria!

Oh come on people I jest. Here’s how SIT really works, the scientists breed a shit load of mosquito pupae, they place them in a machine and expose them to radiation, which in turn makes them sexually sterile, they release them into the wild where hopefully they will find a female mozzie to breed with and she will lay eggs that are unfertilized.Hmm. Say, if I get bitten by a friggin radiated mozzie…???

Psst Will a radiated mozzie be attractive enough to find a woman? There has got to be some side affects like, loss of leg hair,  a shriveled proboscis, nausea (can’t keep the blood down) and not to mention erectile dysfunction! Geez, being a male mozzie is gonna suck (not!).

Psst Again You can read a more scientific explanation on BBC News.

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