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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Insect Repellent

What if you spray Off right on a bug? Is it filled with self-loathing?

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:19 PM

    They're usually filled with green blood. It's green because oxygen is carried in their systems by copper, as contrasted with the red blood (iron) in mammels.

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  2. So, are they even greener if you spray them with Off?

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  3. Anonymous12:44 PM

    The kamikazebugs who are trying to stop my car are always spewing red blood as they splat against the windscreen, tho...

    (I'm a different "anonymous", btw)

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  4. That's OK, I'm a different Gene Callahan.

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  5. woody8:47 PM

    I don't know about kamakazi bugs, but I did run into a lot of love bugs today in east Tampa Bay. I don't think their white funk is copper based, but what do I know?

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  6. gene berman3:33 PM

    Won't hurt it unless by drowning. Repellent action of OFF! is due to DEET (n,n diethylmetatoluamide)which the critters are reluctant to get on their feet. Color: pale yellow, almost colorless. I've had a spot in my heart for the stuff over 30 years--since a friend and I bought (from the gov't.) 503,189 of the 6-oz. spray cans for recovery of the 75% DEET. Nice piece of change in those days.

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