Professor: Booger eating may be healthy

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Professor: Booger eating may be healthy
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Published: April 26, 2013 at 2:03 PM
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, April 26 (UPI) -- A University of Saskatchewan professor hypothesizes a person could benefit from picking his or her nose and eating the findings.
Scott Napper, a biochemistry professor at the Saskatoon school, posed the unsavory hypothesis to his students, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday.
"By consuming those pathogens caught within the mucus, could that be a way to teach your immune system about what it's surrounded with?" Napper asked.
"I've got two beautiful daughters and they spend an amazing amount of time with their fingers up their nose," he said. "And without fail, it goes right into their mouth afterwards. Could they just be fulfilling what we're truly meant to do?"
Napper said he has an experiment designed to test the hypothesis.
"All you would need is a group of volunteers. You would put some sort of molecule in all their noses, and for half of the group they would go about their normal business and for the other half of the group, they would pick their nose and eat it," he said. "Then you could look for immune responses against that molecule and if they're higher in the booger-eaters, then that would validate the idea."
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/04/26/Professor-Booger-eating-may-be-healthy/UPI-30581366999418/

I'm sure his two lovely daughters spent a year or two shitting their pants, too. Could they be fulfilling what we're truly meant to do?
 

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I trust Professor Booger

 

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It makes my day when I fish a nice salty dark one out that has the proper amount of toothsomeness. Just al dente.

Bonus points if there is a hair embedded in there to hold on to like a toothpick through a Costco sample, and/or a spot of blood.
 

OilyJillFart

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You're eating runney snot all the time as it drains down your sinuses to your throat.
Adding a bit more drier material from the front of the filter isn't going to change anything.

Journalism has now gotten to the point where they don't even have to cite a study, they can write
an article that explains how we would find out the answer if someone were to do a study.

Humanity loses ground every day.
 

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I knew a kid that ate his own all the time back in grade school. Grade A fucking weirdo even without that little habit. He had a Sterling Holloway voice and he always seemed to murmer to himself. His skin was probably the most pale and veiny I've seen on a person. I think he was some shade of retarded considering he was one of those kids that they found out wasn't just an 'odd kid' and seriously had something wrong with him, you know the ones that either ended up in special ed. or disappeared off to some 'special' school.

Anyway, that experience refutes this parent-in-denial's thoughts.
 

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You're eating runney snot all the time as it drains down your sinuses to your throat.
Adding a bit more drier material from the front of the filter isn't going to change anything.
Yeah, but you're not putting your finger in your nose and mouth, when you do that. Unless you wash your hands with soap before every meal, that's the real problem, not whatever's in the snot.
 

OilyJillFart

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Yeah, but you're not putting your finger in your nose and mouth, when you do that. Unless you wash your hands with soap before every meal, that's the real problem, not whatever's in the snot.
I think the problem, if there is one, is all the spores, pollens and molds in the air that get trapped and concentrated in the snot by design.
They are all present in the sinus jelly that drains into your throat, as well as the dry concentrated nuggets up front.