Science Wants You To Eat Boogers

Ian-Fortey by Ian-Fortey on Apr. 29, 2013

Short of picking your own ass, there are few things you can do that are more objectionable than harvesting a crop of nose gold and sampling the vintage.  And the idea that it could help boost your immune system by exposing you to new germs is ridiculous and so easy to debunk you have to wonder if Canada gives out PhD’s in biochemistry to whoever makes it to class every day without being attacked by a moose.  If eating boogers made you disease resistant you wouldn’t see slimy, oozey kids coughing and dripping and hacking their way through everything all the time.  Kids are the most disgustingly sick people of all and they’re eating boogers like they’re Tic Tacs.  If their immune systems are benefitting in any way, it’s not obvious to the rest of us.  Maybe just try some Vitamin C and chicken soup instead.  Or maybe just end up on video like this dude;

We’re no scientists here; collectively the editorial staff at Break have degrees in General Studies, Philosophy, Art History and Boobs.  That last one seems to be from DeVry.  Nonetheless, we’re all pretty confident there’s no good reason to eat boogers. 

11 comments
warrioricp
warrioricp

this is what u wanna show us. isn't the ape being nasty worst enough?

warrioricp
warrioricp

this is what u wanna show us. isn't the ape being nasty worst enough?

Paolo313
Paolo313

I like how they say "so easy to debunk", yet have no success in doing so with their half assed attempt to say that kids don't benefit from eating boogers because they are sick... Back to eating boogers it is : )

Cool-Jon-1
Cool-Jon-1 User

she can really stick her finger in it.

Cool-Jon-1
Cool-Jon-1

she can really stick her finger in it.

ZHVirago
ZHVirago User

can it really be more gross than going down on a chick. don't get me wrong I love it but I'm just saying... which of the two have more bacteria?

ZHVirago
ZHVirago

can it really be more gross than going down on a chick. don't get me wrong I love it but I'm just saying... which of the two have more bacteria?

ispewmalarkey
ispewmalarkey User

Remember when you were a kid and it was cold outside and your nose would run down onto your lip and you'd lick your lips?

ispewmalarkey
ispewmalarkey

Remember when you were a kid and it was cold outside and your nose would run down onto your lip and you'd lick your lips?

synweb77
synweb77 User

I remember it like it was yesterday....... Because it was!

synweb77
synweb77

I remember it like it was yesterday....... Because it was!