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Old 03-12-2010, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default You Can Pick Your Doctor AND You Can Pick Your Nose…

Why do babies naturally pick their nose?

I remember hearing this, about picking your nose to improve the immune system, on a Coast to Coast AM show probably 3 or more years ago and I wonder if this is the same researcher, Dr. Friedrich Bischinger.

You Can Pick Your Doctor, and You Can Pick Your Nose…

Written by Alan Bellows on 18 September 2006

This is a classic Damn Interesting article which was originally published on 17 December 2005.

In the scientific and medical communities, the technical name for using one’s finger to extract boogers is rhinotillexis, and doing so compulsively is termed rhinotillexomania. The act of eating the resulting harvest is called mucophagy.


“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.”

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