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<a href="">Top doc backs picking your nose and eating it</a>

Picking your nose and eating it is one of the best ways to stay healthy, according to a top Austrian doctor.

Innsbruck-based lung specialist Prof Dr Friedrich Bischinger said people who pick their noses with their fingers were healthy, happier and probably better in tune with their bodies.

He says society should adopt a new approach to nose-picking and encourage children to take it up.

<b>Dr Bischinger said: "With the finger you can get to places you just can't reach with a handkerchief, keeping your nose far cleaner.

"And eating the dry remains of what you pull out is a great way of strengthening the body's immune system.</b>

"Medically it makes great sense and is a perfectly natural thing to do. In terms of the immune system the nose is a filter in which a great deal of bacteria are collected, and when this mixture arrives in the intestines it works just like a medicine.

"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."

He pointed out that children happily pick their noses, yet by the time they have become adults they have stopped under pressure from a society that has branded it disgusting and anti social.

He said: "I would recommend a new approach where children are encouraged to pick their nose. It is a completely natural response and medically a good idea as well."

And he pointed out that if anyone was really worried about what their neighbour was thinking, they could still enjoy picking their nose in private if they still wanted to get the benefits it offered.


Dark Jaguar
Snopes already did, and the general consensus is this guy is a quack. Just because it appears in the news doesn't mean it's important :D.

alien space marine

Man, I hate logic.

You know what? Screw doctors. Healthy is dumb, those people in Proto Dome can go suck things; "ooohh its a bag of seed" WHOOPTY SHIT, let's see you drink your own weight in coffee everyday! HA. I'm so sick of hearing people talk about eating bee urine and feces and drinking their own urine and shoving hoses in their asses so they can wash out their intestines, it's all SICK. All we need to do is eat beef and get occasionally drunk and we'll live for whatever the human life span is. What is it? two? three thousand years? Something like that. *quietly basks in ignorance*

A Black Falcon
Eating it? Yuck!

alien space marine

Them's good eatin'.

Darunia is a huge nose picker.

Dark Jaguar
As I said, this guy does not represent the scientific community. He represents his own quackery.

Darunia is a huge nose picker.

Are you saying he picks a big nose, or he knows how to pick?

Great Rumbler
That guy is crazy.

Are you saying he picks a big nose, or he knows how to pick?

He knows how to pick big noses.

Look, it's a giant booger: :goron: