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(Popular Science)   Science now says if you get a wound, you should rub dirt in it. Up next, a scientific report on the benefits of eating mud pies and how to protect yourself against the cooties epidemic   (popsci.com) divider line 44
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2013-05-23 09:12:58 AM
Or kitty litter...

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/G.I. Joseeeeee
 
2013-05-23 09:37:56 AM
that's what mom always told me ...put some dirt on it
 
2013-05-23 09:39:09 AM
So, basically everything I was punished for as a child was actually good for me....
 
2013-05-23 09:39:32 AM

UberDave: Or kitty litter...

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/G.I. Joseeeeee


Aaaaaand we're done in one.
 
2013-05-23 09:40:56 AM
"Recent Study Extols Health Virtues of Booger Eating, Five Second Rule"
 
2013-05-23 09:41:58 AM
Nope nope, you should immediately bath in Purrel then enter a plastic bubble.
 
2013-05-23 09:44:27 AM

rocketpants: "Recent Study Extols Health Virtues of Booger Eating, Five Second Rule"


I don't have that study in front of me, but that was actually a true study. Scary, eh?
 
2013-05-23 09:45:39 AM
Is this a repeat of the repeat of the eating your own boogers story?

If it is, I've already ingested that.
 
2013-05-23 09:46:51 AM
Guy at work told me he's always rubbed dirt in his cuts. I told him he was nuts.

/he also said a womans clit is in her butthole
/pretty sure he's wrong about that one
 
2013-05-23 09:47:06 AM
The five second rule has served me well so far. I rarely get sick. My wife uses hand sanitizer and washes her hands a lot, etc. She gets sick way more than me and a lot worse too.


/hearty constitution
 
2013-05-23 09:48:21 AM

LittleSmitty: The five second rule has served me well so far. I rarely get sick. My wife uses hand sanitizer and washes her hands a lot, etc. She gets sick way more than me and a lot worse too.


/hearty constitution


/Booger eater
 
2013-05-23 09:49:58 AM
So basically EA Sports NCAA Football has been right all along...

/Lee Corso
 
2013-05-23 09:50:31 AM

Astorix: rocketpants: "Recent Study Extols Health Virtues of Booger Eating, Five Second Rule"

I don't have that study in front of me, but that was actually a true study. Scary, eh?


Wow. And here I thought I was being facetious...
 
2013-05-23 09:51:28 AM
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2013-05-23 09:56:57 AM

steerforth: LittleSmitty: The five second rule has served me well so far. I rarely get sick. My wife uses hand sanitizer and washes her hands a lot, etc. She gets sick way more than me and a lot worse too.


/hearty constitution

/Booger eater


 Ewwww!. I do draw the line somewhere! I did work with a chick that chowed down on her scabs. I watched her do it. I nearly horked and I have a strong stomach.

/A little grit in your craw is one thing. Snacking on your body's excreta is naaaassssty.
 
2013-05-23 09:56:58 AM
For those that DRTFA, you have to use special dirt.
 
2013-05-23 09:58:20 AM
Dot, dot, dot...now you have a cootie shot.

Sheesh, subby, you fail first grade first aid or something?
 
2013-05-23 09:58:57 AM
And if you don't happen to have hurtloam in your backyard?
 
2013-05-23 10:00:36 AM
So you'll buy a slab of medical clay and then you can dust off the ol' Play-Doh Factory and slide it over to band-aid setting:

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2013-05-23 10:04:06 AM
fark you science!!!!  I am going to disinfect the wound and then apply some sort of protective layer over it, Because science!!!
 
2013-05-23 10:05:52 AM
kinda off the subject, but I basically took a nice chunk out of my finger tip at work. I taped it real quick and after it quit bleeding, I dried it out as well as I could and super glued (actually, Loctite instant adhesive gel) that sucker up. A bandage wouldn't stay on well for me, but the glue is still hanging in there.
 
2013-05-23 10:06:32 AM

namegoeshere: And if you don't happen to have hurtloam in your backyard?


That a Lord Foul's Bane reference?  pretty sure it is...sweet.
 
2013-05-23 10:09:55 AM
Mountain bikers have known this for decades.
 
2013-05-23 10:10:58 AM
I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer!
 
2013-05-23 10:11:58 AM
Rub dirt in the wound, roll the dice:

1) you introduce mercury, arsenic, etc. (as the article suggests)
2) you introduce drug-resistant bacteria http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/08/soil-may-be-source-of-d r ug-resis.html
3) you get a fungal infection
4) you get a nice parasite or two http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hookworm
5) nothing happens
6) You happen to luck out on the right kind of clay (without any passengers)

I think I'll stick with soap, water, and band-aids.
 
2013-05-23 10:13:21 AM

HarveyBrooks: Guy at work told me he's always rubbed dirt in his cuts. I told him he was nuts.

/he also said a womans clit is in her butthole
/pretty sure he's wrong about that one


He was probably trying to come up with a reason all his kids are brown.
 
2013-05-23 10:13:44 AM

PunGent: Dot, dot, dot...now you have a cootie shot.

Sheesh, subby, you fail first grade first aid or something?


It's:

Circle circle
Dot dot
Now you have the cootie shot

Square square
In your hair
Now you have it everywhere!
 
2013-05-23 10:16:34 AM

draypresct: Rub dirt in the wound, roll the dice:

1) you introduce mercury, arsenic, etc. (as the article suggests)
2) you introduce drug-resistant bacteria http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/08/soil-may-be-source-of-d r ug-resis.html
3) you get a fungal infection
4) you get a nice parasite or two http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hookworm
5) nothing happens
6) You happen to luck out on the right kind of clay (without any passengers)

I think I'll stick with soap, water, and band-aids.


Do like dogs do, lick the wound clean.  You'll introduce any potentially harmful bacteria to your system in an environment better suited to rapidly respond and adapt your immune system, hopefully before infection sets in to damaged areas.
 
2013-05-23 10:17:44 AM

PunGent: Dot, dot, dot...now you have a cootie shot.

Sheesh, subby, you fail first grade first aid or something?


Sounds like you did! It's circle circle dot dot you barbarian.

/NOW you've got a coodies shot.
 
2013-05-23 10:19:57 AM

picturescrazy: PunGent: Dot, dot, dot...now you have a cootie shot.

Sheesh, subby, you fail first grade first aid or something?

Sounds like you did! It's circle circle dot dot you barbarian.

/NOW you've got a coodies shot.


Now I'm embarrassed for the both of us.
 
2013-05-23 10:20:33 AM

draypresct: Rub dirt in the wound, roll the dice:

1) you introduce mercury, arsenic, etc. (as the article suggests)
2) you introduce drug-resistant bacteria http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/08/soil-may-be-source-of-d r ug-resis.html
3) you get a fungal infection
4) you get a nice parasite or two http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hookworm
5) nothing happens
6) You happen to luck out on the right kind of clay (without any passengers)

I think I'll stick with soap, water, and band-aids.


Tetanus is also in the soil. If the would is deep, it's the same as the rusty nail scenario.
 
2013-05-23 10:26:21 AM
There is a reason why suburban kids are unhealthy and farm kids aren't.
 
2013-05-23 10:32:57 AM
Walk it off.
 
2013-05-23 10:43:20 AM
 
2013-05-23 10:50:40 AM

Smeggy Smurf: There is a reason why suburban kids are unhealthy and farm kids aren't.


Survivor bias?
 
2013-05-23 11:29:58 AM

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That was what immediately came to my mind as well.
 
2013-05-23 11:48:11 AM
Cooties you say? I'm covered!

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/dumb ol' girls
 
2013-05-23 12:13:50 PM

PunGent: namegoeshere: And if you don't happen to have hurtloam in your backyard?

That a Lord Foul's Bane reference?  pretty sure it is...sweet.


I figured it wouldn't be obscure with this crowd.
 
2013-05-23 12:16:29 PM
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I'm going to sine your pitty on the runny kine!
 
2013-05-23 01:03:32 PM

picturescrazy: PunGent: Dot, dot, dot...now you have a cootie shot.

Sheesh, subby, you fail first grade first aid or something?

Sounds like you did! It's circle circle dot dot you barbarian.

/NOW you've got a coodies shot.


Pfft...dangerous anti-vaxxer nonsense, that is...you're undermining our herd immunity!
 
2013-05-23 01:53:29 PM
A clay called Bentonite is used in colon cleansing via natural remedy sites.

Bentonite is a natural earthen clay that is highly absorbent. It is not assimilated by the body but acts to absorb and bind to toxins in the intestinal tract, and then pass on out with the feces. Clays are frequently used externally for the same purpose of drawing out impurities in the use of facial masks and other skin treatments.

Bentonite clay is available in both dry and liquid form, and either form will work for colon cleansing. Plenty of water should be consumed with bentonite to avoid any dehydrating effects.
 
2013-05-23 01:57:21 PM

JC22: A clay called Bentonite is used in colon cleansing via natural remedy sites.

Bentonite is a natural earthen clay that is highly absorbent. It is not assimilated by the body but acts to absorb and bind to toxins in the intestinal tract, and then pass on out with the feces. Clays are frequently used externally for the same purpose of drawing out impurities in the use of facial masks and other skin treatments.

Bentonite clay is available in both dry and liquid form, and either form will work for colon cleansing. Plenty of water should be consumed with bentonite to avoid any dehydrating effects.


I use Taco Bell for that purpose.
 
2013-05-23 06:15:08 PM
And risk losing a limb or two to necrotizing fasciitis? I think not.
 
2013-05-23 08:01:33 PM

Trocadero: [static.flickr.com image 350x222]

I'm going to sine your pitty on the runny kine!


By god, there aren't enough Pootytang references anymore.

/Sa Da Tay!
 
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