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2013-04-26 10:09:27 PM
CSB time,During this 2 week period where us seniors were done with HS classes, but had to wait until graduation, my friends and I imbibed on a lot of booze and pot and coke and 2 forms of hallucinogens. One morning I woke up in a buddy's basement with people passed out all over the place, and I could barely breathe. I realized I had a bloody nose, but it all congealed n my nose. I crept into the bathroom and was horrified that there was no tissue. This resulted in me picking out this major blood blog that tickled somewhere in my innards in close proximity to my stomach. I reeled out this monster that was as thick as my booger hook and twice as long. This 9 incher splatted in my palm like a wet rag.I wish camera phones were available back then. Because I farking won, muther fuggers. I won.
 
2013-04-26 10:09:40 PM
I remember reading an actual medical study about this on CNN.com a year or two ago.   Just simple introduction of germs to foster immunity.   It seems pretty logical, if gross.
 
2013-04-26 10:13:16 PM
www.geocities.ws
Really, I'm the Weeners this?

You guys are slipping...
 
2013-04-26 10:14:36 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-26 10:15:16 PM

TheSwizz: "All you would need is a group of volunteers. You would put some sort of molecule in all their noses, and for half of the group they would go about their normal business and for the other half of the group, they would pick their nose and eat it," he said. "Then you could look for immune responses against that molecule and if they're higher in the booger-eaters, then that would validate the idea."

WHY HAS NOBODY THOUGHT OF THIS METHOD IN THE HISTORY OF EVER!?


Yeah, because eating a molecule already generating some level of an IgA response will process it back back to developing lymph tissue....

Sort of like how drinking your own pee turns you into the love child of Jesus, Aquaman and Superman....
 
2013-04-26 10:15:27 PM
"first

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/that gets filtered on post #53?  The fark?
 
2013-04-26 10:18:57 PM
It is healthy.
 
2013-04-26 10:20:16 PM
I've seen footage of wild gorillas doing it, so maybe there's something to it.

/of course, they also sometimes eat their own feces...
 
2013-04-26 10:23:13 PM
Digging in the mine shaft?
Searching for gold?
Picking me a winner?

Thanks guys, this thread is hilarious. I needed something to help me feel better after finishing exams.
 
2013-04-26 10:26:59 PM
He could have just suggested swallowing your own mucus. Eating your boogers implies picking and rolling 'em, and ingesting whatever crap might be on your fingers.
 
2013-04-26 10:29:53 PM
The face-Morlocks will suffer greatly this day.
 
2013-04-26 10:32:03 PM
if you eat a booger
does it turn back into another booger?
 
2013-04-26 10:33:20 PM
*hork*

/I've caught my husband doing it a time or two, refused to kiss him afterwards
//double hork
 
2013-04-26 10:43:25 PM

Harry Freakstorm: It's called polling the electorate.


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2013-04-26 10:47:40 PM
I love me some good boogers.  I like the crunchy green ones that taste a little bloody.
Been eating them for years.  Better than smearing them all over everything like my DH does and he is not as healthy as I am.
 
2013-04-26 10:50:11 PM
Stopped by for Boogerman reference. Leaving satisfied and quite disgusted.
 
2013-04-26 10:50:34 PM
I feed mine to the dog.
 
2013-04-26 11:02:34 PM
My grade 2 teacher, Mrs. Allen (a real biatch, btw) used to lecture us on how unhealthy it was to pick our nose and eat the contents.

Yeah, I did it, and I'm convinced my immune system is better for it.  I've only ever had the flu once in my life.  Unfortunately I'm married to one of those Lysol-wielding, bathing-in-hand-sanitizer, types.  I'm sure he's undoing the benefits - I had a cold this week.
 
2013-04-26 11:03:06 PM

MurphyMurphy: Krymson Tyde: I don't give a shiat, I still ain't doing it.

Indeed. Licking my own asshole might be a cure-all, but you won't catch me rolling around on the floor trying to reach.


Your loss buddy,
 
2013-04-26 11:04:10 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: I do it and got sick once in the last 7 years with a viral gastritis.


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2013-04-26 11:08:24 PM
Without even reading the article: $100 says he's a booger eater.
 
2013-04-26 11:11:38 PM

Fano: What about the health benefits of great big gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts?


Also, thirty dirty birdy feet?
 
2013-04-26 11:29:12 PM

Ashelth: TheSwizz: "All you would need is a group of volunteers. You would put some sort of molecule in all their noses, and for half of the group they would go about their normal business and for the other half of the group, they would pick their nose and eat it," he said. "Then you could look for immune responses against that molecule and if they're higher in the booger-eaters, then that would validate the idea."

WHY HAS NOBODY THOUGHT OF THIS METHOD IN THE HISTORY OF EVER!?

Yeah, because eating a molecule already generating some level of an IgA response will process it back back to developing lymph tissue....

Sort of like how drinking your own pee turns you into the love child of Jesus, Aquaman and Superman....


And swallowing your own semen makes you more powerful than Gandhi, Teddy Roosevelt, El Cid, and Simo Hayha combined.
 
2013-04-26 11:38:14 PM

Feral_and_Preposterous: MurphyMurphy: Krymson Tyde: I don't give a shiat, I still ain't doing it.

Indeed. Licking my own asshole might be a cure-all, but you won't catch me rolling around on the floor trying to reach.

That's not good for your back. Just use a finger like god intended. For maximum health benefits you gotta go nose, butt, mouth; pick, dip, slurp--pick, dip, slurp. Nose, ass to mouth; nose, ass to mouth.


Never go ass to mouth.
 
2013-04-27 12:06:57 AM
I do it, my wife does it ( I don't  think she knows I know) and I am very rarely sick.....I chew on my fingernails too.
 
2013-04-27 12:10:04 AM
ill one up ya. ill eat my scabs. delicious. add in the boogers and you got a meal
 
2013-04-27 12:23:45 AM
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2013-04-27 12:32:54 AM
it' snot news would have been funnier
 
2013-04-27 12:53:27 AM
We are all ingesting 'boogers' normally. It is simply the way we are designed. It automatically and periodically occurs whenever we swallow throughout the day - Not just deliberate swallowing with food or beverages but normal swallowing of saliva and mucus. In fact I imagine you would be extremely gross (perhaps dead by now) if you did not eat your boogers! But, I do not suppose there is any extra benefit from eating the boogers that have been extracted from your nostrils.
/but it's convenient to know you can - just use discretion.
 
2013-04-27 01:11:42 AM

coldf33t: Fano: What about the health benefits of great big gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts?

Also, thirty dirty birdy feet?


Mutilated monkey meat?


/Needs spoon
 
2013-04-27 01:41:18 AM
Oh, you've all done it.
 
2013-04-27 02:20:05 AM
 
2013-04-27 02:30:12 AM
But what about eating ear wax? Prime Minister Rudd doing it.
 
2013-04-27 06:13:27 AM
The guy has a point.

I presented a similar theory in FARK ( Link ), pointing out that the overwhelming urge many kids have to eat their boogers might indicate a genetic drive to boost their immune system.

Nearly every one of you, between the ages of 3 and 8 will probably recall nose mining as if it held buried treasure and cramming those things in your mouth. The mucous in the nose tends to catch and hold germs, meaning ingesting them, to be weakened by the acid in the mouth and the stronger acid in the stomach, could be natures way of helping your immune system get a boost.

After a certain age, eating the boogers becomes no longer compulsive and instead you dispose of them -- often by wiping them on a seat in a public place for flicking them on some passerby's clothing. You can barely recall even why you had such a driving urge to eat them years ago as a kid.

In the first few years of your life, there's a lot of things you automatically do, driven by your deep subconscious, programmed before birth, to start getting your body ready to survive at least until breeding age.

Why do you think that, to a lesser degree, some kids pick and eat scabs covering small wounds? Scabs are a mix of dead and dying bacteria, blood cells, connective tissue and clots designed to secure a wound to prevent infection as it heals. When the healing is done, the scab falls off.

Technically, the scab is a gob of bacterial immunization, mainly thanks to the white blood cells, if ingested.

Remember when you hit your teens and your face exploded into a mass of pimples? Recall how satisfying it was to locate a big, juicy one and squeeze it, getting all the goo out? Professionals said you shouldn't do that but the URGE was nearly overwhelming.

Especially those big, volcano-like white heads.

The contents are dead germs and white blood cells. The germs tend to be mainly a version of staph -- a much weaker version than that which is antibacterial resistant today. I figure the urge to pop those things is to help your body get rid of the infection. Cleaning one out might leave a tiny scar on your face, but it frees up a tiny bit of the bodily immune system to cope with everything else which is going on -- since those things usually show up during puberty.
 
2013-04-27 09:25:53 AM

Prey4reign: In a world where boogers are food, the large nosed man is King.


I almost choked on my bacon, egg and booger biscuit when I read that.
 
2013-04-27 10:10:44 AM
World's stickiest bogey?

Toxteth O' Grady, USA.

www.freewebs.com
World's stupidest bottom-burp?

Vyvyan, Britain.
 
2013-04-27 11:01:49 AM
Fano:
And swallowing your own semen makes you more powerful than Gandhi, Teddy Roosevelt, El Cid, and Simo Hayha combined.

No it doesn't.
 
2013-04-27 11:22:19 AM
Begoggle:
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http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_28-3-2004_pg9_5


Yeah, came to say.  This was on Fark at least a year ago, probably two.
 
2013-04-27 11:42:10 AM

BillDozer357: "first

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/that gets filtered on post #53?  The fark?


Sometimes it replaces it with "Boobies". Not sure why it's filtered to begin with. Ahhh, well...
 
2013-04-27 05:54:55 PM

offmymeds: BillDozer357: "first

to

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/that gets filtered on post #53?  The fark?

Sometimes it replaces it with "Boobies". Not sure why it's filtered to begin with. Ahhh, well...



Here's your answer: http://www.fark.com/farq/farkisms/#z.22Boobies.22_time_warp
 
2013-04-27 09:15:05 PM
Geez, how did I miss this thread?
 
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