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Squeegee Beckenheim
May 26th, 2006, 02:54 AM
Doctor Backs Picking Your Nose And Eating It

Picking your nose and eating it is one of the best ways to stay healthy, according to a top Austrian doctor.

Innsbruck-based lung specialist Prof Dr Friedrich Bischinger said people who pick their noses with their fingers were healthy, happier and probably better in tune with their bodies.

He says society should adopt a new approach to nose-picking and encourage children to take it up.

Dr Bischinger said: "With the finger you can get to places you just can't reach with a handkerchief, keeping your nose far cleaner.

"And eating the dry remains of what you pull out is a great way of strengthening the body's immune system.

"Medically it makes great sense and is a perfectly natural thing to do. In terms of the immune system the nose is a filter in which a great deal of bacteria are collected, and when this mixture arrives in the intestines it works just like a medicine.

"Modern medicine is constantly trying to do the same thing through far more complicated methods, people who pick their nose and eat it get a natural boost to their immune system for free. "

He pointed out that children happily pick their noses, yet by the time they have become adults they have stopped under pressure from a society that has branded it disgusting and anti social.

He said: "I would recommend a new approach where children are encouraged to pick their nose. It is a completely natural response and medically a good idea as well."

And he pointed out that if anyone was really worried about what their neighbour was thinking, they could still enjoy picking their nose in private if they still wanted to get the benefits it offered.

Well, what do yall think? I think it is just the grossest thing, I have ever heard. I can see another report coming out about sticking your fingers up your nose can cause more sickness instead of reducing it.

Minako
May 26th, 2006, 03:02 AM
It...sounds like a joke more than anything, in my opinion. What's the source for this news story? O_o;

Toothache
May 26th, 2006, 03:10 AM
Puts a new spin on the phrase 'picking your brains'.

Seriously, this is a joke topic right? *checks date* Are you sure it's not April 1st?

Zone
May 26th, 2006, 03:43 AM
Hurray for people denying science.

Squeegee Beckenheim
May 26th, 2006, 03:58 AM
I just found it on a funny and bizarre news site. And no, it was dated recently.

Sammi
May 26th, 2006, 03:59 AM
Can we have the link?

That's really weird. XD; I can't see how it's *that* healthy, except that the mucus does trap bacteria in the nose, but whatever~
Does that mean that I was healtier when I did it then when I quit? XD

Squeegee Beckenheim
May 26th, 2006, 04:06 AM
http://www.davesdaily.com/bizarrenews/pickyournose_04-04.htm

There yall go. I hope you enjoy it.

Lord Mike
May 26th, 2006, 06:08 AM
That's very disturbing! We got people telling us that picking at mucus is good? That's just plain scary, though maybe true.

wakachamo
May 26th, 2006, 08:25 AM
...o_O;;;

Um... yeah. I think you all know what I'm thinking right now.

But for you other people... :<

WTF???!?!? Weird...

I really think this is quite sad and disturbing.
I mean, if it's healthy and such, then go ahead and do it. Thing is, I really wasn't expecting this. o_O

Lord Mike
May 26th, 2006, 11:40 AM
...o_O;;;

Um... yeah. I think you all know what I'm thinking right now.

But for you other people... :<

WTF???!?!? Weird...

I really think this is quite sad and disturbing.
I mean, if it's healthy and such, then go ahead and do it. Thing is, I really wasn't expecting this. o_O

I don't think anyone was expecting this.

Krafty Quill
May 26th, 2006, 01:44 PM
Hmmm ... I don't know? Maybe he's on to something.

Perhaps we should all try it and see the results. When whoever-it-was first said the Earth was round eveybody laughed at him.

Zone
May 26th, 2006, 02:43 PM
Bacteria gets trapped in mucus, so by the time it's dried it's probably dead. When you swallow it, the dead or near dead bacteria enters your body, but because it's dead or almost dead your body easily destroys it, similar to the effect of a vaccine.

That is my hypothesis on why that works.

Persona
May 26th, 2006, 02:48 PM
That sounds odd and gross at the same time. Its hard to believe that that's healthy. Though, either if its healthy or not, I'm not going to actually do that.

Emma
May 26th, 2006, 02:57 PM
Even if it is healthy or not i'm still not going to take their advice, The whole discussion over this is making me feel ill XD

Ellie
May 26th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Did you know that grasshoppers are more healthy for you than a steak?

Just because it's good for me doesn't mean I'll do it. XD

charizardmarie
May 26th, 2006, 04:32 PM
Uh... I guess So but Don’t Do It on Shows Like "Fear Factor" Me Personally If I Was In A Dire Situation I'd Practically Eat Anything Even Earthworms (That Is If I Were A Zapdos Trapped In The Desert Without Anything at all)

Lord Mike
May 26th, 2006, 05:55 PM
This thread gives me a stomach ache. I would never expect this.

kinmaj06
May 27th, 2006, 07:22 PM
lol, thats a bit strange! I think I'll give that a miss!

[Technya]
May 27th, 2006, 07:38 PM
I have never read something so disturbing before in my life o.O;;
That's so sick in sooooo many levels ><;

Drew
May 27th, 2006, 07:58 PM
That....was highly disturbing....

But it did sound reasonable. ... Its just... I think I'll pass.

Shadow
May 27th, 2006, 08:00 PM
Bacteria gets trapped in mucus, so by the time it's dried it's probably dead. When you swallow it, the dead or near dead bacteria enters your body, but because it's dead or almost dead your body easily destroys it, similar to the effect of a vaccine.

That is my hypothesis on why that works.
That does indeed sound logical. Most likely what that doctor believes in.

Though the site seems like a joke site. *shrug* Take it with a grain of salt as I always say. About 55% of news reports on the internet are faked.

And 73% of statistics are made up on the spot.

Lord Mike
May 28th, 2006, 06:38 AM
Some of this might be logical, but its still disturbing.

Mario The World Champion
May 28th, 2006, 09:56 AM
So, this doctor dude in Austria spent how much time deciphering that boogers are healthy? o.O

Shouldn't he used that time to research something that would be LESS sick and disgusting and that would help all of us medically?

Lord Mike
May 28th, 2006, 10:03 AM
So, this doctor dude in Austria spent how much time deciphering that boogers are healthy? o.O

Shouldn't he used that time to research something that would be LESS sick and disgusting and that would help all of us medically?

I agree. Cure for HIV/AIDS. Cancer vaccines. Anything. This I think is pointless.

Zone
May 28th, 2006, 01:44 PM
I agree. Cure HIV/AIDS. Cancer vaccines. Anything. This I think is pointless.

A stronger immune system could help protect you from HIV/AIDs and Cancer to a point.

Nina-Chan
May 28th, 2006, 01:57 PM
*cough* *choke* AHEM!! Sorry, I just threw up in my mouth a little. Thats really nasty. xP

My little brother picks his nose, but he doesen't eat it. He wipes it on his wall. >.<

Lord Mike
May 28th, 2006, 02:31 PM
A stronger immune system could help protect you from HIV/AIDs and Cancer to a point.

Mucus more than likely not help you fight HIV/AIDS and cancer. Its a weird thing. This is something I'll just pass. The Hunk I'd like to see the link of this website.

Nina-Chan
May 28th, 2006, 04:16 PM
I woulden't eat boogers for a million dollars, no matter what kind of desises they fight! Bleh. O.< Icky. I think eating mucus gives you more problems than curing them.

♥RanaRocket!☆
May 29th, 2006, 01:03 AM
yeah, and now they're encouraging kiddies to do this?
O.o its not quite right is it?
i think ill give it a miss too.....

Nina-Chan
May 29th, 2006, 03:54 AM
*snicker* Maybe he wanted to make up an escuse for picking your nose becouse he likes doing it himself -this scientist, I mean- and he is embarresed. Haha!

Don't be ashamed, embrace your boogers and come fourth into the light and be transported to a wonderland of mucus goodness and bacteria ridden people! Welcome to SNOTTYLAND!!!

^.^ sorry people, that was something I had to do.

Lord Mike
May 29th, 2006, 07:31 AM
Its hard to imagine putting dry mucus in your body will benefit you at all.

oni flygon
May 29th, 2006, 09:38 AM
Eh... why would you want a stronger immune system for HIV/AIDS when the virus targets and kills the immune system itself, regardless of the strength of the immune system.

Since the immune system only triggers whenever a virus infects a cell, HIV/AIDS can still stay in your body as long as it doesn't reach any Helper T or B Cells of your Immunity. And once it does get to them, it'll probably make enough replicas of itself to kill the entire immune system.

Cancer on the other hand, you can't make vaccines for it since it's triggered in your own body cells, and it's not a viral or bacterial disease but a cellular and genetic disease.


Get your facts straight before arguing...>>

Anyway, on the nose picking part. It's true you need to clean your filter, but I think we should do that in private... and the eating part is just... eh... not right.

♥RanaRocket!☆
May 29th, 2006, 09:57 AM
heh.. booger pie: a healthy dessert!
... sounds like somthing from neopets......
>.< dude, can you imaguine that on a health food menu!?

Lord Mike
May 29th, 2006, 12:00 PM
Eh... why would you want a stronger immune system for HIV/AIDS when the virus targets and kills the immune system itself, regardless of the strength of the immune system.

Since the immune system only triggers whenever a virus infects a cell, HIV/AIDS can still stay in your body as long as it doesn't reach any Helper T or B Cells of your Immunity. And once it does get to them, it'll probably make enough replicas of itself to kill the entire immune system.

Cancer on the other hand, you can't make vaccines for it since it's triggered in your own body cells, and it's not a viral or bacterial disease but a cellular and genetic disease.


Get your facts straight before arguing...>>

Anyway, on the nose picking part. It's true you need to clean your filter, but I think we should do that in private... and the eating part is just... eh... not right.

I agree. Virus are like parasites to cells. They use the cell to multiply. So the more white blood cells you have, they more the viruses will multiply I think.

heh.. booger pie: a healthy dessert!
... sounds like somthing from neopets......
>.< dude, can you imaguine that on a health food menu!?

No, I definately couldn't.

mistershow
June 1st, 2006, 01:15 PM
Hey, I'm not gonna disobey doctors orders lol

CaptainBrain
June 1st, 2006, 04:02 PM
EWWW! Why do people test this kind of stuff? We should be working on a cure for Cancer.

Nina-Chan
June 1st, 2006, 04:09 PM
heh.. booger pie: a healthy dessert!
... sounds like somthing from neopets......
>.< dude, can you imaguine that on a health food menu!?
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Yupyup *nodnod* definatly a neopet food.

>.o Ew, if that was on my schools health food menu, I would get REALLY scared. If schools don't use real ingrediants to make their food (they use cheaper stuff), what would the booger pie be made out of?!?! O.O

DragonTrainer
June 1st, 2006, 07:46 PM
Man, some people here are real immature >>

Anyways, I can see this as plausible, but I dunno if I'll take up on it anytime soon =P

Zone
June 2nd, 2006, 03:36 AM
Man, some people here are real immature >>

I'd have to agree with you on that one.

Lord Mike
June 5th, 2006, 06:07 AM
I'd have to agree with you on that one.

So am I guessing you're mature?

This news story discussion is starting to get out of hand. Booger pie? I don't think so.