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Mosquitoes were also less likely to take blood from a human hand coated with catnip.
A whiff of catnip can make mosquitoes buzz off, and now researchers know why.
Fruit flies were less likely to lay eggs on the side of a petri dish that was treated with catnip or its active component, nepetalactone.
A pot might be better, he says, since catnip can spread like a weed, taking over a garden.
So researchers exposed mosquitoes and fruit flies to catnip and monitored the insects’ behavior.
In a culture that worships celebrities while pretending to disdain them, the Sony emails are catnip for the masses.
Coded references to risqué and sexual matters were catnip to the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Cole Porter.
The exchange was catnip for reporters, and Republican political operatives passed the clip around with glee.Hillary Clinton Wants It Both Ways on Gay Marriage|David Freedlander|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That message was like catnip and I am the worst kind of kitten: I love trouble.The Return of the Replacements: Here Comes a Regular|Elizabeth Wurtzel|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY Movie stars who prove they can really act on Broadway are catnip for Tony voters.The Tony Awards Are About a Lot More Than Theatrical Excellence|Janice Kaplan|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Then she will throw herself against it sideways and rub against it like a tom-cat in a catnip bed.
The house cat, fat and lazy, had found a little patch of catnip that had started showing signs of growth.
The catnip seemed to fill him with a spring madness that induced all kinds of foolish excesses.
She led this cat up to her catnip bed, and watched her kindly, while she rolled and rubbed herself in it.
Catnip is a favorite plant with cats, and Miss Laura always kept some of it growing for Malta.