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Summer myths: The lowdown on citronella, bee stings, and more

Aaron Carroll of The Incidental Economist has done the world a great service by investigating a few of the most common summer anxieties, and checking them against the evidence. The results:

- You can squeeze out a bee sting

- Deet is much more effective than citronella

- Don't worry about mayonnaise at a barbeque

- Don't bother peeing on a jellyfish sting

- Once you wash a poison ivy rash, it isn't contagious

- You can swim after you eat

Check out the full video below --Ryan Cooper