Gnats in my eyes!
August 29, 2006 12:54 PM Subscribe
Why do gnats fly into my eyes?
posted by washburn to science & nature (7 answers total)
Mosquitoes are annoying, but ultimately forgiveable: they *need* to bite animals like me to make more mosquitoes. But gnats fly around my head for no apparent reason, and seem especially inclined to fly into my eyes and mouth.
I mean, what gives? It hardly seems like good survival strategy on their part. Why do gnats fly around the heads of people and other animals, and why do they with such regularity fly right into their own doom as they harass my head?