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(Popular Science)   No matter how much they annoy you, you should avoid plucking your nose hair   (popsci.com) divider line 16
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2012-01-05 07:25:25 PM  
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MadAzza: Pulling out nosehairs in public?

Guys like being comfortable so much that minor irritants need to go away right the fark now. When you see a dude do something gross in public it's not so much that he doesn't care if other people can see (although there is some of that), it's that right at that moment he's not even aware that other people exist.
2012-01-05 06:21:08 PM  
2 votes:
this thread is just fine without pics
2012-01-05 09:49:17 PM  
1 votes:

Mikey1969: From the article comments:
"It's also possible for nose hairs to become ingrown and end up coming out THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SKIN."

I had this happen once... It was years before my nose hairs ever got annoying enough to pull, but I had what I thought was one of my rare zits, and it finally got to the point where I could do something about it, and I pulled a hair from the inside of my nose out the side... My nose hurt like a biatch until I got that thing out, but I always wondered just how many people had this happen to them.


I had a friend in college who had a horribly painful zit growing under the skin on the side of her nose. It was a deep red, hard bump and it hurt her for what seemed liked weeks. She finally couldn't take it anymore and cut the top of it and squeezed - a HUGE, coiled-up hair and pus came blowing out of it much to the delight and disgust of all of us who gathered in the bathroom to watch.
2012-01-05 07:39:53 PM  
1 votes:
Okay, how many of you guys started to pluck your nose hairs while reading this thread?
2012-01-05 07:06:11 PM  
1 votes:

texdent: MadAzza: What in the hell is the matter with you people? And by "people," I mean "guys."

We're guys, and this is what we do. It's not exactly a secret.


Trimming, sure, that's normal. But pulling out a nostril hair through a zit? Wiping a booger with a hair stuck in it on a bathroom door? Constant nostril scabbing that feels like gravel? Pulling out nosehairs in public? Eeesh.

Aw, I love you anyway!
2012-01-05 06:52:02 PM  
1 votes:
One time, while intoxicated, I had a nose hair tickler, used a lighter to get rid of it. I do not recommend this method of nose hair removal.
2012-01-05 06:32:25 PM  
1 votes:
Plucking nose hairs isn't recommended.

Um, no. If I can see it without looking in the mirror, that biatch is coming out.
2012-01-05 06:24:23 PM  
1 votes:

Teen Wolf Blitzer: Ugh. The other day I was taking a shiat at work, and on the wall above the toilet paper dispenser was a huge booger with a long nostril hair and folicle still attached.


Well, did you squish a piece of shiat paper onto the wall next to it?
2012-01-05 06:23:03 PM  
1 votes:

Teen Wolf Blitzer: Ugh. The other day I was taking a shiat at work, and on the wall above the toilet paper dispenser was a huge booger with a long nostril hair and folicle still attached.


WHO DOES THAT????
2012-01-05 06:21:18 PM  
1 votes:
Ugh. The other day I was taking a shiat at work, and on the wall above the toilet paper dispenser was a huge booger with a long nostril hair and folicle still attached.
2012-01-05 06:20:53 PM  
1 votes:
Damnit, I thought TFA was going to be about some guy plucking his nose hair out, triggering a massive nosebleed, and bleeding to death. I am disappoint.
2012-01-05 05:31:22 PM  
1 votes:
I'm calling bullshiat.

Denser nose hair can be an advantage. Scientists at Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Turkey found that patients with sparse nose hairs were nearly three times as likely to suffer from asthma as those with more-hirsute nostrils.

Nose hair is just the first line of defense, though. Cilia, very small hairlike strands in our nose, constantly wave back and forth. (They keep waving even after we die, but at a steadily decreasing rate, so forensic scientists use them to determine time of death.) Cilia sweep dusty and potentially dangerous molecules toward our throat, where they collect in a glob of mucus that we either cough up or swallow. If we swallow it, stomach acids will destroy most of the harmful material.


Correlation != Causation. Did the university check if the hairy nosers also had more cilia? Do nose hairs actually do anything provably useful or is it all cilia? And will a nose hair trimmer touch the cilia at all? I could see how plucking is bad though.
2012-01-05 04:35:22 PM  
1 votes:
Invest in an electric nose hair trimmer. You won't be disappointed.
2012-01-05 04:13:40 PM  
1 votes:
shutupandwearit.com
2012-01-05 04:03:37 PM  
1 votes:
pluck this
2012-01-05 04:01:21 PM  
1 votes:
This thread's not going to deliver. I can put my finger on it.
 
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