Why do the flies hang around *my* head?
October 9, 2013 5:35 PM Subscribe
When out walking, I notice that I seem to attract more flies than anyone else around me. Assuming I maintain acceptable personal hygiene, why do flies choose me
posted by paleyellowwithorange to pets & animals (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live and work in the CBD of my city, and have a walk of about 45 minutes to and from work. On days where flies are particularly active, it's like I'm some sort of lord of the flies, and they can't be dissuaded from orbiting my head and regularly touching down on my face and neck.
As this is happening, I've made a point of watching other people walking near me, and I've confirmed that the flies aren't attacking everyone - just me.
I shower every day, and wash my hair every three days. I have a very relaxed job, and rarely break a sweat. I've checked with my friends (who can be relied upon to be constructively critical), and my personal hygiene is fine - in fact, I am known to be particularly non-smelly in general.