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Things that Suck!

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    The number one THING that sucks! MOSQUITOS. They suck from more humans that all other pests combined! getty images
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    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge tries a smoothie called the 'Duchess'at the Brink Bar, an alcohol-free bar which is a social enterprise run primarily to help people recovering from drink and drug addiction in Liverpool, England. The straw sucks. The drinks don't appear to! getty images
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    Any good vacuum sucks. According to Consumers Reports the top three are Miele, Oreck and Dyson. getty images
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    Ticks may be small, but that doesn't stop them from getting their fill of blood. These creatures are capable of drinking up to 600 times their body weight in blood because of their outer shell, which stretches as they drink. getty images
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    The leech's blood-sucking has been used by humans in medicine. The use of leeches was once very popular, though they fell out of use during the 1800s along with blood-letting. A leech bite can reduce clotting and relieve pressure because of the anticoagulants it injects when it bites. getty images
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    Female mosquitos drink blood. Though mosquitoes themselves are not actually dangerous, they are the cause of more human deaths than any other animal, carrying and transmitting a number of diseases such as yellow fever, malaria and West Nile virus. getty images
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    Reportedly ,they aren't known to be harmful, their bites can be painful -- and an infestation is easy to get and hard to get rid of. Like the old saying goes, don't let the bed bugs bite! getty images
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    The vampire bat is the most well known of all bats. Bats are very often associated with vampire lore, though out of about 1,000 species of bats, only three suck blood. Two of these three prey mostly on birds, but the common vampire bat expands its prey to livestock and even humans. getty images
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    U.S. and Canadian agencies are joining forces to battle sea monsters -- lampreys, which have infested the Great Lakes. These fish suck blood from their victims getty images
 
 

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