Scientists have found that stripes may be able to protect humans from blood-sucking creepy crawlies much in the same way the zebra’s monochrome look wards off horseflies.
Researchers have found that painted stripes, seen painted on the bodies of many indigenous groups around the world, do appear to successfully deter the pesky insects.
A study involving painted mannequins coated in glue and left in a horsefly-heavy field in Hungary supported this theory with the outcome showing that the striped models attracted far fewer parasitic bugs than their non-striped friends.
While tribes in places such as Australia and Africa typically paint themselves for decorative reasons or as a display of their identity, these stripes have proven handy in deflecting blood-sucking insects.
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