Burp, Ffffft, Flick ... Survey Shows How Gross We Are
August 26, 2002 11:53 AM   Subscribe

Burp, Ffffft, Flick ... Survey Shows How Gross We Are Nosepicking, burping and passing wind in public are rife among the population, according to a survey which questioned 6,000 people about their personal habits (from The Scotsman)
posted by scotty (19 comments total)
 
natural human bodily functions... with the exception of nose picking, which is just plain fun.
posted by howa2396 at 12:08 PM on August 26, 2002


I wear the same shirt and same shorts for a week straight but I do change my undies everyday, especially in the summer. You sweat a lot down there, man! And picking your nose is acceptable if no one else sees you, just don't eat it. Sometimes it just gets dry in there and ya gotta get rid of it. Personally I see no shame in bodily functions - they are, after all, bodily functions. You have to sleep and eat, likewise you have to belch and produce a little methane cloud behind you every now and then.
posted by spungfoo at 12:11 PM on August 26, 2002


While I agree that most of what's been mentioned is quite normal, I couldn't help but shudder when I read that 34% of the surveyed admitted to eating what they excavated.
posted by gummi at 12:21 PM on August 26, 2002


You sweat a lot down there, man!
Uhhh....well, not really....
posted by Fabulon7 at 12:23 PM on August 26, 2002


Third grade just flashed before my eyes.
posted by tittergrrl at 12:23 PM on August 26, 2002


Why would anyone in their right mind eat it! That is the most disgusting thing I have heard in my life.
Well, one of the most.
posted by ac at 12:27 PM on August 26, 2002


i pick my nose dot com
posted by quonsar at 12:28 PM on August 26, 2002


Why would anyone in their right mind eat it! That is the most disgusting thing I have heard in my life. said sally after billy explained what oral sex was.
posted by quonsar at 12:30 PM on August 26, 2002


Ahem...

I like to pick my nose
where every booger grows.
Although I like to scratch my balls,
I'd rather pick my nose.
posted by NedKoppel at 12:32 PM on August 26, 2002


My people!
posted by briank at 1:00 PM on August 26, 2002


i believe it was confucius who said "you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose."
posted by modge at 1:06 PM on August 26, 2002


I knew someone who picked other people's noses before. The guy has serious issues.
posted by spungfoo at 1:19 PM on August 26, 2002


One of my least favorite things while working in a large music retailer in Vancouver BC was walking down an aisle and walking into a giant cloud of someone else's fart. Ugg.

That being said, one of my most favorite things was to unleash the dragon in the hip-hop section.
posted by monkeymike at 1:22 PM on August 26, 2002


Today at a park I watched, fascinated, as a grown man dug deep in his nose, carefully examined what came out then went back for more. This went on for about 5 minutes and completely turned my stomach. His partner sat next to him chatting amiably all the while. Someone else joined them and he carried blithely on. Jesus H christ! Whatever happened to manners ? Decorum?
There is a characteristically noxious fart that you get nowhere other than at football matches. You can chuffin taste it.
posted by Fat Buddha at 4:16 PM on August 26, 2002


The most disgusting work-bathroom I ever had to deal with was at the old 47th Street Photo catalog office on 19th St. where the stalls all had a full coating of excavated boogers. I suppose by never cleaning it, the management ensured that few would linger there.
(I still gag thinking about it...and thought I'd share.)
posted by HTuttle at 4:20 PM on August 26, 2002


Wow...this link reminds me of my cousin, who has a vice I believe to be unique. She loves to clean out her brother's earwax.
posted by hippugeek at 8:02 PM on August 26, 2002


I've heard of a couple of girlfriends who like popping their boyfriend's zits and then... consuming... the... results.
posted by halonine at 8:41 PM on August 26, 2002


I believe it was Confucius' brother-in-law, Big Ed, who said:

You can pick your friends,
You can pick your nose,
But you can't wipe your friends
On the side of your clothes.

So true, so true. . .
posted by fenderhead27 at 4:29 AM on August 27, 2002


How do you make a Kleenex dance? Put a little boogie in it. *heh*
posted by debralee at 7:12 AM on August 27, 2002


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