Mmm Mmm Good.
December 14, 2001 2:36 PM   Subscribe

Mmm Mmm Good. It should not be surprising kids like the stuff. Dried nasal discharge is largely composed of complex sugars, sodium and water -- the same ingredients as most junk foods. Except it is healthier!
posted by hellinskira (10 comments total)
My favourite line from that article: "These cilia push a carpet of mucous out of the lungs at 20 millimetres a minute -- like a rock star being carried along on the upstretched arms of concert fans -- until it is swallowed."

Interesting stuff.
posted by Big Fat Tycoon at 3:59 PM on December 14, 2001

A little further down comes my favourite quote:

And while consuming mounds of it will probably give you a stomach ache, eating a few boogers won't hurt you.

Pick on!
posted by phalkin at 4:05 PM on December 14, 2001

My personal favorite:

"For example, sneezing. Sneezes were considered to be natural operations to get rid of the devil in your body. That is why when somebody sneezes in certain European countries, people still say, 'Bless you"

I never realized just how European I was.

Great reading, but I still don't believe that a runny nose has less germs than a tear.
posted by Oxydude at 6:18 PM on December 14, 2001

It's all relative. Some people will kiss each other's tears away, while others will lick each other's rusty sheriff badges. A matter of taste, I guess.
posted by hellinskira at 6:54 PM on December 14, 2001

Back in public school with my partner Kane
When I was class clown and he was my brotherr
Sittin' at the desk, pluckin' boogers at each other
Never do our work as we were supposed
'Cause we was too busy diggin' up our nose
And in the lunch room, we would talk about rude
God forbid the person that had to leave his food
No matter who you are, we didn't give a damn
We even put teachers down with the program
Whether it was a woman or if you're a man
We put boogers in our fingers then shake your hand
Catch anyone from anywhere
But the best part about it's catchin' Kane out there
Especially we're out playin' ball in the gym
I put boogers on the basketball and pass it to him

- Biz Markie
posted by cleetus at 7:27 PM on December 14, 2001

posted by c at 12:35 AM on December 15, 2001

Okay, now. "Pick on!" gets my vote funniest post of the day. Hands down.

Or is it just me?
posted by brittney at 12:51 AM on December 15, 2001

"snot is an ancient word"

When You're Kissing Your Honey
And Your Nose Is Runny
You May Think It Is Funny
But It'snot
(from a greeting card bought a long time ago)
posted by sadie01221975 at 1:08 AM on December 15, 2001

rusty sheriff badges? explain, please?
posted by kahboom at 10:45 AM on December 15, 2001

You don't want to know. Really.
posted by viama at 1:09 AM on December 18, 2001

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