Eating your own boogers

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posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 03:47 PM
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Well thankfully there was a study published in the Feburary 1995 issues The Journal of Psychiatry on nose picking, or as it is formally called Rhinotillexomania (rhino=nose, tillexis=habit of picking at something, mania=obsession with something).



Of the 1000 surveys mailed out, only 254 were completed and returned to the researchers.

* 8.7% claim that they have never picked their nose. (In other words, they are liars or they can't remember doing it as a kid.)

* 91% stated that they had picked their nose in the past and were still actively practicing this habit. Yet, only 49.2% of the respondents actually thought that nose-picking was common in adults.

* 9.2% rate their pickin' as "more than average."

* 25.6% actually pick their noses daily, 22.3% do it 2 to 5 times each day, and three people admitted to doing it at least hourly.

* 55.5% spent 1-5 minutes, 23.5% spent 5-15 minutes, and 0.8% (2 people) spent 15-30 minutes each day cleaning their nostrils. One lone soul claims to devote over 2 hours each day to this ritual (I'm not a doctor and I can tell you that this guy definitely has rhinotillexomania).

* 18% reported nosebleeds, while 0.8% claimed perforation of the nasal septum from their nose-picking.

* 82.8% had picked their noses to "unclog the nasal passages", 66.4% had done it to relieve discomfort or itchiness, 35.7% to avoid the unsightly appearance of a booger hanging from their nose, 34.0% for personal hygiene, and 17.2% picked out of habit. 2.1% (five people) claimed to pick solely for enjoyment. To no one's surprise, one perverted person picked his/her nose for "sexual stimulation."

* 65.1% use their index finger, 20.2% use their pinky, and 16.4% use their thumb (must have BIG nostrils to fit a thumb in) as their instrument of choice.

* Most people (90.3%) disposed of the goop in a tissue or a handkerchief, while 28.6% used the floor, and 7.6% stuck it to the furniture.

* 8% of the respondents actually ate the end product. In case you are thinking of trying this delicacy, the study claims that the pickings are quite tasty (salty).


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posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 03:52 PM
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LOL..

No one admitted to flicking though huh?

I think it was George Carlin that used to say, it's a good thing they are camoflage colored.
Because if they were flourescent, you'd have to run down to a record store, or head shop, to wipe it on a poster..



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 06:12 PM
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See you all know you eat your own boogers as kids, not that it tastes good, I used to eat boogers as a kid til my grandma kicked my ass at Toys'r'us for doing it. I an on the straight and narrow now.



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 06:18 PM
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I think the most important thing to remember about booger consumption is to always consume only fresh boogers. Don't put your boogers in a container in the refrigerator for storage, and don't save up until you have pounds of boogers you can eat with a spoon, or chopsticks. And whatever you do, don't eat "free range" boogers you find stuck to the bottoms of restaurant tables or bus benches. Boogers spoil quickly without proper refrigeration, which, as I said above, you shouldn't do.

Thank you.



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
No one admitted to flicking though huh?


Okay. I'll admit it. The ones I don't eat I flick. I see how far I can flick them little greenies. whoohaa!






-tts



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 06:32 PM
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Most... disgusting... thread... ever...



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by Enkidu
I think the most important thing to remember about booger consumption is to always consume only fresh boogers. Don't put your boogers in a container in the refrigerator for storage, and don't save up until you have pounds of boogers you can eat with a spoon, or chopsticks. And whatever you do, don't eat "free range" boogers you find stuck to the bottoms of restaurant tables or bus benches. Boogers spoil quickly without proper refrigeration, which, as I said above, you shouldn't do.

Thank you.



This is the first post I've ever agreed with you about!
How scary / sad is that!?
LOL


I may find some of your other opinions totally different than mine, but you "PICKED" the right thread to win me over.
(ba-dum PSSS!)

I have to agree that fresh is ALWAYS BEST!!
You can't really leave them out in the open, because they turn into "Booger Jerky"

.... WAIT!

Eureka! There's an idea!

Beef Jerky, Turkey Jerky..... why not?






posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 09:41 PM
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Ah, finally, a thread I can respond to.

My name is MrPenny and I ate boogers as a child. I suppose that's why I have developed a taste for raw oysters as an adult.

I pick my nose, you pick your nose, everyone in the world picks their nose. "If you're gonna' dance, you gotta' clean the dance floor" Thank you, Ken Campbell.

I cannot drive home from work without a proper proboscis safari. Then, (brace yourself), I put the booger on my pantleg. Ewww!!!!!!!! Keeps me from stopping at bars. "Look at the 'tard with the boogers on his pants!!!"



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 10:03 PM
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When picking wont get the job done(ie snot) I resort to good ol' gym teacher snot rag


push one nostril shut, breathe in deep through your mouth and exhale with force through non shut nostril and viola!



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 10:13 PM
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I must correct you...that is referred to as a "farmer's nose blow". My dear, sweet, affectionate, sexy wife does it in the shower. I have no idea what's wrong with her.



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 10:28 PM
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Originally posted by MrPenny
I must correct you...that is referred to as a "farmer's nose blow". My dear, sweet, affectionate, sexy wife does it in the shower. I have no idea what's wrong with her.

ahh good ol' multitaskin'



posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 09:16 AM
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My girlfriend hates it when I blow my snot rockets. I've gotten pretty good at it though. I can hit a target acurately from 5 feet away, and I'm getting better.

When I was a kid I had a desk that I used to wipe my boogers under. When we moved and i actually looked at the bottom, the thing was disgustingly encrusted.

BTW: Lysergic: MC Hawking....A brief history of rhyme

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posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by WolfofWar
I gotta dig up the link, but they found that booger digestion actually is healthy. It helps strengthen your imune system by allowing the body to absorb and destroy already dead bacteria that is trapped in the mucus of your boogers and find better ways to fight against it in the future.


So its actually healthy.



So who knew? Eating ones' own "boogers" is actually healthy.. Unless "eating boogers" actually will cure cancer or some specific ailment that "I" personally have contracted or developed, I think I'd rather not be as healthy as I could be by mining "nose gold".



posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by WolfofWar
I gotta dig up the link, but they found that booger digestion actually is healthy. It helps strengthen your imune system by allowing the body to absorb and destroy already dead bacteria that is trapped in the mucus of your boogers and find better ways to fight against it in the future.


So its actually healthy.



if thats the case im invincible!

j/k :-P



posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 05:12 PM
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Is eating your boogers as good as eating your poop?



posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by laiguana
Is eating your boogers as good as eating your poop?


oh geez, that's a topic worthy of a thread of its own...



{STAY COOL)
-prophetmike



posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 08:29 PM
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Originally posted by laiguana
Is eating your boogers as good as eating your poop?


scatman is that you?!



posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 08:46 PM
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I always do a shower snot rocket 1st thing in the morning and pick my nose when I'm alone, I had a friend who would do it when others were present and it was pretty disgusting, especially when hed inspect it.

I remember having an operation on my nose and afterwards, both nostrils were completely filled with dried blood as the insides were scapled away. Now that's a nose picking frenzy that can never be equalled.



posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 09:33 PM
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Originally posted by Umbrax
Mucas (boogers, snot, what-have-you) drains out of our sinuses into the nose and from there runs down the back of the throat. Here it mixes with saliva and is swallowed.
We all eat boogers all the time.


That's true, but the hard boogers are the bits that have collected all the dirt and bacteria. The liquid mucus you swallow is relatively clean. It's kinda like saying it's okay to eat mud because it's the same as water.


Originally posted by WolfofWar
I gotta dig up the link, but they found that booger digestion actually is healthy. It helps strengthen your imune system by allowing the body to absorb and destroy already dead bacteria that is trapped in the mucus of your boogers and find better ways to fight against it in the future.

So its actually healthy.


Naaah. That would only be the case if you were totally sheltered and not exposed to airborne bacteria at all. The bacteria in your boogers is the same bacteria you breathe in through your mouth, and that exposure is enough to build antibodies. Increasing the amount of bacteria you inhale/ingest beyond that by eating your snot will only serve to put you at greater risk of overwhelming those immunities and letting you get sick. Walking around licking hand-rails and elevator buttons isn't going to make you Mr Super Immune System, it's going to make you ill.



posted on Aug, 6 2006 @ 01:30 AM
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is it okay to eat your boogers? well if you are in preschool and sometimes even elementary where you are learning, then maybe.

but not if you know the difference between black and white! dont eat boogers just dont. thats why they invented KLEENEX. kleenex eats your boogers for you, well it should anyway.





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