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Originally Posted by KamuiRSX View Post
Or, and get this, we could just take over some ****ing Tonic Water..........

Quinine vs Malaria = no malaria

Amazing isn't it...and it comes inside a 2 liter bottle of Tonic Water at Kroger for $0.51 with tax in TN...wow.
If quinine is so effective, why isint it still widely used to treat malaria?

/On topic

The laser seems like a good alternative to the propane-based mosquito traps, It doesnt attract mosquitoes, it only kills ones that are already present.
    
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post #42 of 95
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Originally Posted by KamuiRSX View Post
Or, and get this, we could just take over some ****ing Tonic Water..........

Quinine vs Malaria = no malaria

Amazing isn't it...and it comes inside a 2 liter bottle of Tonic Water at Kroger for $0.51 with tax in TN...wow.
Most tonic water has no where near enough Quinine in it to be an effective treatment of malaria.
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Hmmmm, ok so let me get this straight. In effect some kid (grown up of course) invented a high tech version of take the magnifying glass to the anthill, to use on skeeters.
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post #44 of 95
Looks cool, but bats and swallows eat more mosquitoes than this could kill. Plus, bats inspire men to wear tights and capes to fight crime.
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What, their solution is to make mosquitos extinct? Horrible idea.
That would be a fantastic idea.

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Not to mention PETA becoming involved
Even better, free entertainment.
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post #46 of 95
Eventually we'll all regret messing with nature so much...

Sweet idea though
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Looks cool, but bats and swallows eat more mosquitoes than this could kill. Plus, bats inspire men to wear tights and capes to fight crime.
Anything that inspires men to wear tights is not a good idea. Capes I can deal with.
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post #48 of 95
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If quinine is so effective, why isint it still widely used to treat malaria?

/On topic

The laser seems like a good alternative to the propane-based mosquito traps, It doesnt attract mosquitoes, it only kills ones that are already present.
Quinine is effective at treating malaria. The reason it's not widely used anymore is because drug companies make more money using "special treatments" that are still under patent vs something that's been treating malaria since the 1600's. Also, you'll find when the "new" methods don't work on a particular patient, they always treat them with Quinine .

Most tonic water doesn't have enough as it's only up to 2% Quinine because of the bark that's used but Quinine pills on the other hand are still as cheap as tonic water Some Tonic water brands do have a hell of a lot more in them and they are effective at treating malaria hence the origins of Gin and Tonic
Edited by KamuiRSX - 2/14/10 at 6:34pm
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post #49 of 95
Now i imagine mosquitoes evolving into Jedi's and using The Force Against us.
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HAHAHA! I knew this day of reckoning would arise for these mosquitoes and their cause of human torment and drudgery!

Let this foul beasts be banished from the earth forever. Let their post-bitten skin defamation and blood hording become an annal of history!

*Evil laugh*

On a more pragmatic note, this will be good for places with low mortality rates because of the aforementioned disease.

This is something that selection charity organizations could invest into when operating in third-world countries.

As for people like us? Nah, I haven't been bitten by a mosquito in years :-D
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