June 10, 2004

New information garnered yesterday from a conversation with a friend:

“random fact: redwood bark, when liberally applied to the skin (the dust of it) serves as a mosquito repellent.”

Goot to know, goot to know.


4 Responses to “”

  1. Clarephile Says:

    redwoods now officially rock. 🙂

  2. skahr Says:

    Does that also count for mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus?  Also, does the bark “essence” serve as a shielding all around the body or only on parts of the body that have actually been touched by the bark?  In other words, if you missed a spot, however small, will the mosquito land on that spot or because you have bark on you in other places, the mosquito will steer clear?

  3. danielplanet Says:

    But it chafes me so!  But seriously, that’s a good little tidbit.  Wouldn’t have known…

  4. skahr Says:

    Yeah, I got 14 redwood splinters in me!  But hey, at least I didn’t get bit by a mosquito…

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