Boogers are strange things. Coming in many colors and forms, they perplex people of all ages. For some, they’re pesky irritations begging to be removed with a finger. They can also be quite troublesome when the flu strikes and your nose won’t stop running. Whatever the case may be, it seems like boogers were made to drive you crazy, but as we’ll discover, they’re more beneficial than you think. So, what are boogers, exactly? Grab a tissue, and read our list of 25 Booger Facts You Probably Didn’t Know.
What are boogers?
Also called snot, a booger can come in many forms, including a solid or a liquid. While you probably know it comes out of your nose, it also can be found in your intestines as well.
What's the difference between boogers and broccoli?
Children won’t eat broccoli.
Is there a scientific word for booger?
There isn’t! However, there is a scientific word for nose picking. It’s called “rhinotillexomania.”
Is it bad to eat your boogers?
Actually, eating your boogers, many scientists have concluded, is good for your teeth and digestion. Researchers at Harvard and the University of Saskatchewan discovered eating snot can help prevent bacteria from forming on your teeth and defend against respiratory infections, stomach ulcers, and even HIV. So, get eating!
Why do boogers get hard?
The mucus lining your nose eventually gets hard because, as you breathe, the air that flows through your nose dries it. This can increase due to dry climates, dehydration, and even air conditioned rooms.
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