Saturday, May 27, 2006


Nose picking gets good press

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.

Who thinks this recommendation will be adopted?

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.

Oh for God's sake! Of all the irresponsible... That man's a bloody crackpot.

I'll tell you this much, I won't be allowing this genius to do a medical exam on me - ever. Who'd know where his hands had been. What's next? French kissing ebola victims?
Thats kind of nasty still!
Ewww that's disgusting! Yuck... his reasoning is absurd.
Filth, just filth.Boogers are made of dirt, dust and other nasty particles and sre not meant to be digested.Dear God, who gives these people licenses to practice medicine? wonder i dont get sick anymore.....disgustingly hilarious.

who pays this guy?
Is it me, or are scientists nowadays finding mor and more crap to report? Eww! Eating boogers? I'm all for health but that's where I draw the line.
That's just gross. With all the diseases out there that need to be cured, why don't they spend time trying to come up with cures instead of studying this crap.
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