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Mosquitoes 1 - Kerry Sanders 0: Kerry in good spirits after 300-plus bug bites

Aug. 1, 2014 at 7:46 AM ET

Thursday morning, Kerry Sanders gave blood for the sake of TODAY — literally. But despite having his right arm turned into a Thanksgiving feast, Kerry isn't letting it hold him down. He woke up bright and early, ready to report (as usual). 

While testing a new mosquito app that claims to emit a frequency that repels mosquitoes, Kerry put his arm into a cage full of the bloodsuckers, only to find the app seemed rather ineffective. 

Moments later, Kerry revealed the damage, showing off an arm full of bites.

After the segment, viewers expressed their concern that Kerry could have been exposed to diseases transmitted by the insects.

"Because I was in a lab, and these were born and bred in a lab, there was no West Nile, there was no chikungunya, there was no encephalitis. I was safe there," Kerry explained.

We've been asking you to help our itchy correspondent by submitting your home remedies for mosquito bites to Facebook and Twitter using #OrangeRoom — and they've been helpful, to say the least. 

Kerry tried a few of your suggestions on the show, from meat tenderizer to onion.

"What, are you making a sandwich?" Al joked while Carson lathered Kerry up with items usually seen in a kitchen.

However, Kerry ultimately took the advice of a friend who told him to "kill this buzz with another buzz," as he broke out a pair of mojitos. 

The thing is, this isn't the first (or maybe even the craziest) thing Kerry has done in the name of news on TODAY. Check out some of our favorite crazy Kerry moments below.

Swimming with sharks? Check.

Video: Feb. 12: The NBC reporter and certified diver is going off the deep end and looking danger in the eye by swimming with whale sharks.

Sanders didn't back down from frigid waters when he took the "polar plunge" at the North Pole.

Video: NBC News' Kerry Sanders bares almost all and takes the "polar plunge" at the North Pole.

During TODAY's "Where in the World" series, Sanders followed in the footsteps of 007, paragliding from the top of a mounting in Jungfraujoch, Switzerland.

Video: NBC’s Kerry Sanders scopes out the sites in Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, following in the footsteps of Agent 007 on day four of TODAY’s Where in the World journey.

Sanders even wrestled a gator while covering a new Animal Planet reality show, "Gator Boys."

Video: Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle, the stars of Animal Planet’s new reality-TV show “Gator Boys,” bring one of their scaly and reptilian friends to Studio 1A.

Bulls were no match for Sanders as he participated in his own miniature "Running of the Bulls" while covering a story about the event coming to 10 U.S. cities.

Video: The event made famous in Pamplona, Spain is coming to 10 U.S. cities as 20,000 people have already paid $35 to be chased by some of the “meanest” bulls on the pro rodeo circuit. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.

And while a rhino may have been able to knock him off his feet, it couldn't keep Sanders down.

Video: NBC reporter Kerry Sanders has been pushed around on assignments before, but never by a rhinoceros. Sanders was reporting on the value of rhino horns on the black market when the animal decided to give him a push.



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