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l1ndsaystarr
15-11-2008, 11:16 PM
I know this is a silly thought!! But..

All children, save for a few, inherently, subconsciously, without realizing start eating their bugers. Then they are told to stop because it is indecent and bad. My question is why they all do this in the first place...

Or is it like scratching an itch, so they feel something in their noses and then inherently feel the need to get it out? But why do they eat it?

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumb_160/1183063927SFr83N.jpg

Or... is there magic in the mucus? :)

kiwimaj
15-11-2008, 11:18 PM
I know this is a silly thought!! But..

All children, save for a few, inherently, subconsciously, without realizing start eating their bugers. Then they are told to stop because it is indecent and bad. My question is why they all do this in the first place...

Or is it like scratching an itch, so they feel something in their noses and then inherently feel the need to get it out? But why do they eat it?

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumb_160/1183063927SFr83N.jpg

Or... is there magic in the mucus? :)

..it' NOT JUST KIDS...I knew of an adult female who did this...ewww...sorry,. but it is DISGUSTING....:eek:

I have no idea why they do it...some stupid habit...:mad:

l1ndsaystarr
15-11-2008, 11:25 PM
Removing our self notions that it is bad,

is it bad?

Why do people do it?

Like... why!??!!? lol

beldazar
15-11-2008, 11:29 PM
Dunno....but you got me thinking.....:confused:

wideawake
15-11-2008, 11:48 PM
its natural :rolleyes:

badasscass
15-11-2008, 11:49 PM
protein?

jakeuk999
15-11-2008, 11:52 PM
I do too, I guess its the salty goodness

dogsmilk
15-11-2008, 11:54 PM
I can't see that eating it is any worse than sucking it down the back of your mouth and spitting it out, flicking it or wiping it on some surface others may come into contact with as those not armed with handkerchiefs may be prone to do. In a funny sort of way it might be a kind of hygiene instinct to avoid daubing mucus all over the shop. One of my cats has a problem with mucus and she sneezes out great wads of it onto her paw and then eats it. It's charming to watch as you can imagine, but at least she doesn't leave a mess that could spread germs.

After all, you're just transferring it from one orifice to another even if it isn't a particularly appealing sight for someone observing the procedure. It's like scratching your bollocks in public; you may feel like you want to do it, but it's just not the done thing.

lightgiver
15-11-2008, 11:55 PM
Even politicians do it :D

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=6VaP1HB7Vew

beldazar
15-11-2008, 11:57 PM
i do too, i guess its the salty goodness

pmsl!

jakeuk999
16-11-2008, 12:03 AM
It's a compulsory thing, picking your nose gives you reward sensations, just like sneezing.

jakeuk999
16-11-2008, 12:23 AM
Or is that just me...:confused:

amercury
16-11-2008, 04:04 AM
Because they see others around them doing it :eek:

smariot
16-11-2008, 04:46 AM
You can't criticize people for recycling. That would be wrong. . . maybe.

chattanova
16-11-2008, 08:53 AM
Even politicians do it :D

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=6VaP1HB7Vew

So the elite knows all about this :cool: lol:D

drael
16-11-2008, 01:20 PM
Snot contains dead cells from infections.

As such, maybe it functions like a low level immunisation?

Does seem to require an explaination...

infin8_possibility
16-11-2008, 01:31 PM
It's a compulsory thing, picking your nose gives you reward sensations, just like sneezing.

"Sneezing, an orgasm through the nose!" :p;):D

homebrew1973
16-11-2008, 01:40 PM
I thought it was a typing error for burgers, but then I suppose they`re both the same thing :rolleyes:

rhydra
16-11-2008, 02:08 PM
A small bogey of information I found.

Link. (http://web.archive.org/web/20050206140702/www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_903083.html)

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.



He certainly nose what he's talking about. :p

But think about it, it's probably no coincidence that fingers and nostrils are the same size. :eek: Anyway, if you don't sneeze or grub it out, especially at night, it all probably ends up running down the back of your throat anyway. It's all do do with social conditioning, children being told what is acceptable behaviour, social constraints etc. It was probably once a very good way of as above, strengthening the body's immune system. Something that is as relevant now as it was when humans first came down from the trees.

codie
16-11-2008, 02:14 PM
I can't see that eating it is any worse than sucking it down the back of your mouth and spitting it out, flicking it or wiping it on some surface others may come into contact with as those not armed with handkerchiefs may be prone to do. In a funny sort of way it might be a kind of hygiene instinct to avoid daubing mucus all over the shop. One of my cats has a problem with mucus and she sneezes out great wads of it onto her paw and then eats it. It's charming to watch as you can imagine, but at least she doesn't leave a mess that could spread germs.

After all, you're just transferring it from one orifice to another even if it isn't a particularly appealing sight for someone observing the procedure. It's like scratching your bollocks in public; you may feel like you want to do it, but it's just not the done thing.


:D

unusual_suspect
16-11-2008, 02:22 PM
I still eat mine - in the privacy of my own home obviously, it's strange, because I have talked to other adults who admit to eating them, and they are all women :confused: