Doc backs nose picking

Submitted by: buddy 12 years ago in
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_28-3-2004_pg9_5

The secret to health?
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Female 131
Hes probably rite... that doesn`t make it any less gross
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Female 420
For all those who revel in the booger, here is a place for you -- Boogers: A Celebration

Enjoy.

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Female 181
I don`t think I`ll be advocating this anytime soon.
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Female 809
Ok- I can see picking one`s nose- but EATING it? Disgusting!
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Male 93
Go pick up this months Discover magazine for info on bacteria, vaccines, and the body. Reading it made me glad I almost never take any drugs, unless I absolutely need them.
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Female 1,603
Hahaha. I heard that you already eat a ton of mucus everyday because it travels down your throat so either way you are technically eating your boogers!
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Female 45
that was nice! who wants lunch now?? D=
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Female 179
This comes under the same theory that you should let your kids play in the dirt, rather than keep them inside, disinfecting everything every minute of the day. When people (this is of course generalised, from what study I don`t know) are exposed to certain levels of bacteria (that is, I should say when certain parts of the body are exposed to unnatural or higher levels of normal flora) their immune system builds up a resistance to this, making them healthier. Not that I`ve seen it, but there`s got to have been a study on this subject. Adam Spencer did mention this quite some time ago on a special episode of `The Glass House`, subsequently picking his nose and eating it. I grew up playing in the dirt and picking my nose, only having a cold a year and the worst thing I`ve ever had is sinusitis (try blowing a bowl of custard out of your nose), which I caught off my mum.
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Male 1,550
lmao, nice one oswaldmoop
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Male 169
good thing, ive been doing it since an infant
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Male 36
...tasting that is. its still a gross thing to watch anyone else do. but in your own privacy, go for it.
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Male 36
and its not gross. just salty.
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Male 36
Its evolution baby. Ive been doing it for years and ive been truly sick maybe MAYBE once in the past 10? its disgusting and socially unacceptable, but theres so much mucus, the liquid-y form slithering all over your esophagus, it really doesnt seem to matter after you think of that.
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Male 8
this is... um... interesting...
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Female 69
!!That`s new to me!!

FYI, eating your own body`s by-products is totally different from eating someone else`s. Eating your own snot is NOT the same as licking the handrails at your local subway stop or wherever. I don`t recommend either practice, but the second one is truly dangerous. But you knew that already :)

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Male 407
even if it`s true, doesn`t mean im going to do it.
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Male 851
ehhhh
is life really worth it?
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Male 581
Oh my god (gasps) im gonna stop picking my nose so i can miss school :-). Uh did i really type this?!?!?!?!?
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Female 240
My little sister will be glad to hear that.
Ew.
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Male 1,132
i knew i was on to something
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Male 645
yay :)
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Female 75
Interesting.
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Male 581
Oh my god (gasps) im gonna stop picking my nose so i can miss school :-). Uh did i really type this?!?!?!?!?
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Male 1,061
ryte
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Female 35
Of course it makes sense because thats why you should not keep newborn babies away from every bit of dirt cos it helps the imunity system. if you keep babies constantly in a anti-bacterial enviroment all the time they will pick up every single virus they come across. but yeah ewwwwwwww it must taste pretty nasty.
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Female 357
I mean nose hairs keep out snot too. I meant Nose hairs keep out the dust. Snot doesnt keep out the dust.
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Female 357
Ok.... some people:
Nose hairs keep out the dust...ok? Not the snot.
The snot is the bacteria that manages to get past the nose hairs. For those dumb enough: Bacteria is a living thing... can be good in some cases, but mostly bad. Bacteria can cause infections, colds, and even deseases. A certain bacteria lives in our stomachs and keeps the stomach acid from burning through our stomachs.
It strengthens the immune system... here...
Shots are weak bacteria that are put in your body so your immune system learns to fight it when it comes. Snot is strong bacteria that can just get you sick. Because its not weakened with a certain liquid that doctors use. So, this paper isnt real. Its another hoax.... Ew. Well... have fun booger eaters ::cough::ew!::cough::
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Female 11
My son should be really healthy then. LOL!
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Male 571
The hairs in your nose that are used to filter bacteria are also found on the inside of the throat. They are there to stop bacteria from passing the epiglottis. It makes sence, mucus is swallowed sub-caunciously and destroyed by the hydro-chloric acid in your stomach. Hooray for nose-picking!!!
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Male 200
I`ve been saying this for years...

That paper is a load of garbage, but I do seriously believe that eating boogers is an instinctual mechanism for strengthening the immmune system.

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Male 318
yes! finally, vindication!
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Male 382
yay! ahem i mean urgh!
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Male 93
What if you eat some one elses boogers? do you get the same benifits? I see a new fetish in the future.
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Male 38
Jesus.....can you imagine what kind of bacteria your nose would pick up in Pakastan?...yum yum eat em up.
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Female 287
ewwwwww.......no way.

Snot amd boogers are made for a reason. To stop the dirt entering your body...so your gonna stop all that hard work and just eat them. Hmm...makes sense

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Female 1,468
It makes no sense to eat your boogers. If the nose hair is there to filter pollution, why the would you want to eat it?

That makes as much sense as licking the handrails at the subway station to get my immune system tougher. I suppose I`d have nice puffy lips from all the cold sores. Who needs collagen with those free options?

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Male 17
Some ppls r rascists. But most people from pakistan (or around that area, india, etc) are rude and rascist themselves...

Amd about eating -those things- just..... disgusting

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Female 43
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Female 316
ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....................

:-P no, I`ll pass.

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Female 18
yuck, only two things in this world make me retch, snot and poo.
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Male 1,465
If that`s true then how come kids get sick all the time? I always see kids doing this.
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Male 1,030
Pakistan! HA! dot heads..
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Male 731
...o...k...
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Female 2,244
Sure, plenty of bacteria, but eat up.
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Male 119
^^^ Yay, Bendys Straw`s ^_^
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Male 266
Ok then, Austrians suck. And my opinion still stands above.
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Male 2,519
The doctor is an Austrian.
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Male 396
what about my chronic ass digging
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Female 420
^^Use a bendy straw

Well, that settles it, I am going to pick my nose and eat it now and no more removing my son`s dirty fingers from their noses. (violently gags) LOL

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Male 1,348
They sure have good doctors in Pakistan!

I eat boogers all the time. They are basically just dead white blood cells.

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Male 992
Whats his take on snot??
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Female 1,211
i tried to quit....but now I dont need to ;-)
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Male 10,115
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