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Patte Rosebank
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On a related gross habit, there’s some doctor in Australia who has discovered that eating your own boogers is like exposing yourself to nature’s own immunizations. Apparently, because your nasal secretions trap dust, debris, germs, and bacteria, if you then eat those nasal secretions, your body is being introduced to those germs & bacteria in very small amounts, which then stimulates your auto-immune system to fight those nasty things and build up an immunity.

Kind of makes you wonder what would possess that doctor to do such a study in the first place. Was he trying to find a justification for his own mucophagia (the scientific term for eating boogers)?

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