Monday, July 18, 2011

Stinky socks, the best bait




I recently read an article in the paper that said scientists have discovered that mosquito’s just love the enticing aroma of a stinky pair of socks.  What? Did I say stinky socks?  Yes indeed that is exactly what I said.  So what are they doing with this odorous information?  They are planning to use it as bait to attract and poison mosquitoes!  Truth as they say, is truly stranger than fiction.

So what can we expect now that the mosquitoes jig is up?  If you were one of those insect rights activists that always disliked those blue glowing bug zappers as it  electrocuted to death those nasty mosquitoes you may be in luck.  Instead of the constant bzzzzzt, bzzzzzt you will hear nothing.  You will, however be treated to a view of some pretty ripe smelling socks dangling from a line.  I just hope the wind is not blowing your way.

High school lockers with its attractive lode of sock bait will become the new gold mine.  Your athlete son will find a new source of income.  No more mowing lawns and delivering papers, all he must do is lace up those nasty sneakers and let nature do its work.

All joking aside, what the scientists are actually doing is synthetically creating the stinky sock odor in a lab.  I sure would like to be a fly on that wall, not a mosquito mind you, a fly.


18 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Well Crystal, it looks like I will have to snatch a pair of my grandson's socks (they sure are sweaty) and hang them up in a tree to entice those mosquitos to roost there. Although I do enjoy watching all the dragonflys buzzing about gobbling them up for me. Enjoy your day.

laurie said...

gosh I wish I could paint like you,, one of the best things about discovering blogging is being able to see artists like you,, you made me smile so funny thats story about the mosquitoes,,I love those toes!!!

craftattack said...

I would gladly send them some of mine after I have taken my trainers off....Hugs, Valerie

Jehanne's doodles said...

Fantastic illustration :)
And a very interesting article. I wonder if smelly underarm shirts would work just as well.

Wanda said...

Interesting article for sure, the your "foot" illustration is marvelous. So real.

Wanda said...

BTW I was remembering mowing our yard when I was young barefoot in the clover...nice memory of that cool grass on bare feet.

Carrie'sCreations said...

You caught my attention with this post:) Very interesting. Love your painting!!! Great image. Do you watch "Dirty Jobs"? They went to the jelly belly factory and they made a jelly bean that taste like Mike Rowe's stinky boots, uggghhh!!

Lee Pierce said...

Nice feet! :D
very scary about the sox...

Liz Revit said...

Crystal, your line about high school lockers cracked me up. I recall my locker was quite a disaster. Oh, to be young again!

Ugly Stepsister said...

Very good feet!

Netty said...

Fabulous painting, love the red nailvarnish. I am going to forget everything you said about stinky feet.........lol

Daniella said...

You always give me a chuckle!!!
What fortune I can make!! I have 2 very stinky boys, 12 and 14! I can finally say we will have the money to pay for college!! I have enough stinky socks to become rich!!! LOL!!!
Your feet look awesome!!
xxDaniella

Magic Love Crow said...

Cool feet! And, that's really interesting about the stinky socks!! I might have to try it out! LOL!

Heather said...

ha ha ha! wow - that's too funny...great illustration, too!! I will have to hang my daughter's socks outside today!!! lol - have a great day

jamberry_song said...

Hahahahaha! I just love the way you present things. This made me smile a lot today. :) :) :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wonder what they will come up with next!

ileana said...

Just wait 'til my son plays his next hockey game! No more washing those socks!! We'll hang them on the back deck! lol

Thanks for the heads up. :)

Diana Evans said...

lovely toes!!!! I love this painting!!! wonderful work!!!

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