posted on Feb, 22 2019 @ 06:43 AM
Weird Factoid of the Day...
Now most of us know the disease Malaria is spread via mosquitoes.
But, did you know that most people who contract the disease Malaria by the mosquitoes who carry the disease...are bitten on the feet?
And even weirder still is how this was discovered! It was discovered because of research into why Limburger cheese stinks the way it does. Yep, you
read that right! Limburger cheese.
Turns out the bacteria 'Brevibacterium linens'
is responsible for the notorious smell of Linburger cheese, and it is this same bacteria which
make our feet stink sometimes. Researchers found, in 1996, that the mosquitoes known for carrying Malaria were particularly attracted to Linburger
cheese, and likewise to people's feet.
edit on 2/22/2019 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)