Reason #23

Back in 2008 I penned a blog post that has been, by far, the most popular one I’ve ever written (approaching 200,000 views). That blog post, “Should a Christian Drink Alcohol?, presents 21 reasons why I think it is wise to refrain from drinking alcohol.

A couple of years later I added, somewhat humorously, a 22nd reason.

Today I add a 23rd: You should avoid drinking alcohol in order to avoid increased mosquito attraction. Yes, you read that correctly. Mosquitoes are more likely to be attracted to you after you have consumed alcohol.

A team of researchers in Japan warn that “persons drinking alcohol should be careful about their increased risk to mosquito bites and therefore exposure to mosquito-borne diseases.”

So there’s that, too.