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Compressed hydrogen anti-mosquito trousers

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As mosquitoes do tend to go for the lower limbs, I suggest a two-walled pair of trousers, which contains hydrogen from a handy belt-mounted bottle. The pressure of the hydrogen is sufficient to make it slightly heaver than air, so preventing that going upside down and floating away effect.

Any attempt to bite the human through the trousers results in mosquito being inflated with hydrogen and so floating away, thence to become lunch on the wing to any passing insectivorous bird.

Previous experiments with helium instead did not produce the expected mosquito whine going up a few octaves, so not worth the effort. Unless you are a heavy smoker and wish to avoid Hindenburg Groin scenario.

not_morrison_rm, Jul 29 2014

Gonflable http://www.pinteres...230739180879047474/
[MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 29 2014]


       bad science but original [+]
Voice, Jul 29 2014

       Bun for the term: "Hindenburg Groin scenario"
doctorremulac3, Jul 29 2014

       Inflating the nether garments with a highly flammable gas under pressure … what could possibly go wrong ? [+]
8th of 7, Jul 29 2014

       I'm somewhat certain that any material which is able to retain hydrogen at any sort of pressure is also simply going to be impervious to a mosquito proboscis.
MechE, Jul 29 2014

       This could work <link>.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 29 2014

       // mosquitoes do tend to go for the lower limbs //   

       Yeah, but they attack the upper limbs, too. Tell me, how this is going to solve the mosquito problem? It's just a patch, not even a hack.
Mindey, Aug 04 2014

       What's indicated is some sort of skin-tight suit incorporating anti-mosquito reactive armour.   

       Anyone volunteer to test that ? Anyone ?
8th of 7, Aug 04 2014

       Why not just have a positive-pressure fan that inflates your clothes, blowing air between every thread like an old upright vacuum cleaner? Let 'em try and land. If your clothes are large enough, even if they do land they won't be successful at poking through to your skin.
RayfordSteele, Aug 04 2014

       //Yeah, but they attack the upper limbs, too. Tell me, how this is going to solve the mosquito problem?   

       Do a hand-stand. Do I have to do all the thinking around here?   

       Moderate like for Borg reactive armour, I believe Sturton once trialled some claymore trousers for the same purpose, but neglected to adequately label the outside "This side towards the mosquitoes" leading to the inevitable mishap....
not_morrison_rm, Aug 05 2014


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