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Welcome to a brand new installment of "Ask Iggy," where I answer all your urgent science and medical questions.

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Frankenstein MD is a multi-platform series based on Frankenstein, a novel by Mary Shelley.
The series is developed by Lon Harris, Brett Register, and Bernie Su
The series is produced by Pemberley Digital.
and distributed by PBS Digital Studios.

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Iggy DeLacey - Steve Zaragoza -

Executive Producer - Bernie Su -
Executive Producer - Matt Vree -
Executive Producer - Hank Green -
Co-Executive Producer - Lon Harris
Co-Executive Producer - Brett Register -
Producer - Tracy Bitterolf -
Director - Brett Register -
Writers - Lon Harris
Cinematography - Eric Clark
Editor - Cara Ferraro
Transmedia Editor - Christine Linnell -
Associate Producer - Ariana Nedelman
Science Advisor - Joe Hanson -
Assistant Editor - Brennan Barsell
Production Designer - Katie Moest -
Stylist - Jessica Snyder -
Propmaster - Audrey Lee
Makeup - Roxanne Pike
Intro Music - Sally Chou
Intro Design - Andrew Swaner
Social Media Manager - Christina Cooper -
Graphic Designer - Becca Rodrigues -

Greeting adoring fans welcome to a brand new installment of ask Iggy, where I answer all of your urgent science and medical questions. Unless you're bleeding and then you should call 911.

Today's first question come from @ellentrayer: 'Why are my arms and legs always eaten up by bugs more than anyone else in my family when we go outside, I hate it!'

Well Ellen Trayer the answer is simple: you're delicious. Actually there are several reasons why those little buggers might be attracted to you more than your Mom, siblings or animal friends. Maybe its your blood type, O is the most seductive for the blood suckers, followed by B and then A. Or you're hot, like, like over-heated, don't be gross. After you exercise, lactic acid builds up in your system actually raising your core body temperature, making you a beacon for bugs. Now finally, I hate to break it to you but maybe your feet smell? The bacteria that grow on your feet and make the sweet aroma my lab partner my complains about draws them in like a moth to a flame, to a foot, you get it. My recommendation? Be sure to stay cool, clean and slather on bug repellent before you go outside or even better stay inside and catch up on episodes of 'Ask Iggy' and 'Frankenstein, MD.'

Next, @beccabumblybee wonders 'Why do your ears pop at high altitudes?'

I hear you Becca, haha, see what I did there? The Eustachian tubes, here in your inner ear, regulate pressure so it matches the air pressure outside of your body. I guess you can't really see in there,  but trust me. Anyway, the tubes can be slow to react, air pressure in high altitudes is less than at sea level. If the change is sudden, like during an airplane take off or driving up a mountain, the Eustachian tube can't keep up and has to fully open for a moment to let air into the middle ear and equalize the pressure. That's the unsettling sound you hear when your eye pops, like so. Can't seem to make my ears pop, hang on. If it turns out if your can't make your ears pop but want to relieve the pressure, I recommend what's known as the Valsalva maneuver. This is when you pinch your nose, close your mouth and then gently exhale through your nose, like so. Woah man, it's even more pleasant when your fingers smell like tacos! Ah, delicious.

And that's it for today's installment of 'Ask Iggy.' Hit me up on twitter with more of your science and medical questions, or if you wanna go get some tacos, either way really.