Mosquito mania!

#1 Apr 9th, 2003, 05:59
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KOLKATA, April 5. — Mr Anupam Chakraborty, an electrical engineer of Salt Lake, has been collecting dead mosquitoes in boxes of various shapes and sizes since December 2002. His fetish for these insects may soon earn him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
“Right now, I have hundreds of thousands of them, and I intend to parcel them to England as the highest mosquito collection in the world,” he said.
Mr Chakraborty’s hobby began as a kind of protest against an administration which refuses to take any measures against the growing mosquito problem in Salt Lake.
“There have been repeated requests from people in our locality, but the Bidhannagar Municipality has failed in its duties. So, instead of protesting, I actually started taking a keen interest in the behavioural patterns of these mosquitoes,” said Mr Chakraborty. Mr Chakraborty’s collection over the last four months now occupies an area of 1/2 cubic feet.
“I used to keep the windows of my ground floor flat ajar. In the evening, the mosquitoes came in droves and by morning I used to find them all over the floor.” Mr Chakraborty reasons that if 1/2 cubic feet of mosquitoes are found in one apartment, then the whole house can have a collection of 1 cubic feet and 10,000 houses in Salt Lake could have a total of 10,000 cubic feet.
“Initially I had thought of handing over my collection to the municipal authorities, but then my friends suggested that I send it over to the Guinness Book so that our plight gets some international attention,” he said. He has presently kept the dehydrated insects in shoe boxes and plans to parcel them to England very soon.

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