Mosquito-killing champ terminates 135 bugs in 15 minutes with his bare hands
Mosquitoes in Sweden have a new nemesis: Kristoffer Ekersund. He's just been named the world champion of mosquito killers.
You can't smash them because you have to be able to count them afterwards, so you have to be a little sensitive with your fingers.- Kristoffer Ekersund, mosquito-killing world champ
"It was the first competition last year and I ended up in second place and I hate to lose, so it was good to win," Ekersund tells As It Happens guest host Helen Mann.
Ekersund and 50 other people walked into a field and were given 15 minutes to catch and kill as many mosquitoes as they could.
"You can't smash them because you have to be able to count them afterwards, so you have to be a little sensitive with your fingers."
Ekersund won the world championship of mosquito killing with 135 kills in 15 minutes. He says the secret to his success was letting the mosquitoes bite him first. He estimates he has more than 200 mosquito bites on his legs as a result.
"It just itches a bit. It's totally worth it. I am a world champion now," says Ekersund.
For more on the competition and Kristoffer Ekersund's technique, listen to our full interview.