New Ideas For Old Bugs

We have seen the warrior “adjoshis”, driving bongo trucks, fighting their arch-nemesis (the mosquito) but, other than teaching people about how to keep mosquitoes away by taking sensible actions, there are new, fanciful ways to keep the bugs away that does not include dosing everyone with diesel fuel and poison.

It turns out that a simple fan can do the trick.  For those more violently inclined (God knows I am lately), there is the “mosquito death-fan” — a very Korean way of killing the bug which seems to work well fairly well and is not expensive.

Now, thanks to the wisdom and vision of Ronald Reagan and his laser defense system, Intellectual Ventures Lab has a remarkable “Star-wars”-style defense that uses lasers to burn the wings off of the bugs, sending their little unshriven souls to mogi-hell. The parts for this device are actually inexpensive and quite feasible.  IVL originally was investigating ways to deal with Malaria when they went in this direction for a solution.

If thinking about lasers or Reagan makes your brain hurt, this clever German invention will burn all of the mosquito and probably leave big brown spots on your wall but then your landlord will have to repaint anyway.

  • rampowers

    Oh~ I was hoping “mosquito fan death” somehow involved alcohol…

  • setnaffa

    Seems like that Tabasco commercial was the funniest alternative….

  • lupin_the_4th


    Drink some soju before going to sleep and getting bitten… the mosquitoes will die.

  • lupin_the_4th

    Running a fan is an effective idea, regardless of what the egg-heads say about carbon-dioxide dilution. Set the fan on it’s highest setting before you leave in the morning and bam! — mosquitoes dead by the time you return home.

    Of course, if Korean Kwaulity™ catches up with you (and the fan shorts out, starting an electrical fire around noon), and your place is burned down before you return…. tough call to make.

  • abcdefg

    The Mythbusters should do an entire episode on Korean Fan Death.

    I sleep with my fan on every night. I ain’t no ghost.

  • jefferyhodges

    Looks like Gypsy Scholar will need to revive its series of entries defending the truth of fan death.

    Jeffery Hodges

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  • gimbap fan905

    pretty cool

    and to lupin_the_4th, please gfy, kthx.