In a previous post, we reported new research that shows a zebra’s stripes help protect it from biting flies that suck up blood and transmit diseases. Could zebra stripes possibly help protect people from biting horseflies?
To find out, a study was done with mannequins. One was painted brown, one beige, and one had zebra stripes—white stripes on a black background. Compared to the zebra-striped mannequin, the beige mannequin attracted twice as many horseflies, and the brown model attracted 10 times as many horseflies. Maybe we’ll soon see more zebra-striped clothing in stores?
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- On March 4, 2020
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