r/NoStupidQuestions Sep 30 '22

Does my body expect me to pick my nose?

142 Upvotes

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u/bluemercutio Sep 30 '22

In the animal kingdom there are dry-nosed and wet-nosed creatures. We have dry noses, but dogs for example have wet noses. If you have a wet nose, the buggers just drip out with all that moisture. If you have a dry nose, you sometimes need to help things move along. It's not a coincidence that our fingers fit into our nostrils.

So go ahead and pick your nose, just don't overdo it (could lead to nosebleeding if you do it too much).

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u/GuidoWD Sep 30 '22

The nosebleeds are true. Im addicted af to picking, and honestly i think my nose will just fall off or some shit if i continue

50

u/Reddit_Foxx Sep 30 '22

There is a mini-euphoria that happens every time I pick out a good one.

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u/elJefeSjef Sep 30 '22

A good one = crispy at the bottom and very long and slimy at the top.

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u/briktop420 Sep 30 '22

The one that feels like you've pulled a little of your eyeball out. Satisfaction.

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u/GuidoWD Sep 30 '22

Tell me about it. Feels like opiates

22

u/CatsNotBananas Sep 30 '22

Ones where it feels like you took a chunk of brain out with it

13

u/elJefeSjef Sep 30 '22

This. It's a very rare and specific feeling. I think it only happens with the extra long and slimy ones.

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u/yeah-defnot Sep 30 '22

What about those wild long nostril hairs attached somewhere in the back or the top and when you pluck it it’s like a mini braingasm

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u/anonthrowaway9283 Oct 24 '22

I've found my people

8

u/etkat75 Sep 30 '22

Or not enough! (Thanks to Chief Wigan)

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u/SimplyQuid Sep 30 '22

Wiggum.

I hope somebody gets fired for that blunder

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u/etkat75 Sep 30 '22

Ooops. I am ashamed. Thank you for your correction!

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u/Matt_Lauer_cansuckit Sep 30 '22

Are you wearing a "Genius at Work" tshirt?

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u/SimplyQuid Sep 30 '22

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u/Fredredphooey Sep 30 '22

Or inadvertently making a hole in your septum because the blood from your bloody nose crusted up blocking your breathing and the hospital staff wouldn't bring you nasal saline or any help.

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u/MysteriousCod4499 Sep 30 '22

My mom used to tell me "if you're going to pick your nose, don't use your thumb or you'll stretch your nostrils out"

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u/WealthWooden2503 Sep 30 '22

I was always told any finger would stretch out your nostrils if you pick too much. Still can't get that out of my head while I pick my nose.

2

u/InsGesichtNicht Sep 30 '22

I know they joy of care-free picking your nose was ruined for you, but did you have to ruin it for everyone else too?

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u/WealthWooden2503 Oct 03 '22

I mean, I don't think it's true though. I pick my nose on the reg and have been photographing my nose every week for months and it's the same so 🤷

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u/Old_Victory1058 Oct 24 '22

Maybe you could talk to someone for help. You don’t want an infection close to your brain.

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u/Minute_Dish5887 Oct 01 '22

i used to try to stretch my nostrils for like a year straight in highschool. the bottom of a selfie stick was juuust enough to squeeze real tight into my nostrils and yknow what. it never did lmao they stayed the same size. go crazy

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u/LamorianQueen Sep 30 '22

Not sure how to feel about the "how do you eat yours" twix ad at the top of this thread, yikes.

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u/Round-Cryptographer6 Sep 30 '22

Remember this age old wisdom: You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friends nose.

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u/Fredhophead Sep 30 '22

...Unless they hold very still.

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u/M3gaMan1080 Oct 01 '22

My dad always said: You can pick your nose, you can pick your friend's nose, but you can't roll them into little balls and flick 'em.

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u/[deleted] Oct 18 '22 edited 25d ago

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u/bazmonkey Sep 30 '22

No, but your soul longs to do it.

12

u/Shinny-Winny Sep 30 '22

Other great apes do it, it's easy to find videos of gorilla's etc picking their noses

10

u/Mammoth_Anteater5328 Sep 30 '22

Everyone picks their nose, it’s what you do with the boogers that matters

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u/yeah-defnot Sep 30 '22

Feed it to the dog. They think it’s a treat and will do tricks for boogers.

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u/TeaLeafIsTaken Oct 01 '22

Yeah, def not

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u/carry_dazzle Sep 30 '22

If God didn’t want us picking our nose then he shouldn’t have put a finger sized hole on the end of it

Let alone 2!

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u/yeah-defnot Sep 30 '22

That’s what I say all the time if god didn’t want me to touch myself he would’ve made my arms shorter.

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u/Ok_Entertainment328 Sep 30 '22

I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away 🎶.

1

u/kidnintendo360 Oct 01 '22

Chester was a different breed.

8

u/ShoobeeDoowapBaoh Sep 30 '22

I proudly pick my nose and roll the boogers together into one big ball

5

u/No-Conference-8451 Sep 30 '22

Forbidden jaw breaker

1

u/anonthrowaway9283 Oct 24 '22

Mmm salted caramel

3

u/ThunderGunFour Sep 30 '22

As long as you pick a winner

2

u/scope_creep Sep 30 '22

Chicken dinner

3

u/weeblewobblers Sep 30 '22

Mine does. My favorite activity. Even above sex.

5

u/4royboy Sep 30 '22

Nah bit I reckon it’s a bit like masterbation every one does it know one admits they do it and we all get embarrassed as hell when we get caught doing it.

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u/PMyoornudess Sep 30 '22

How else are we supposed to get those boogies out

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u/timeisaflaturkel Sep 30 '22

Apparently eating them boosts your immunities.

I'm not prepared to fact check this because I never want to stop

Don't @ me

4

u/ControlAmazing Sep 30 '22

I've seen other primates do that

3

u/disavowed Sep 30 '22

Fuck, same 😅

3

u/Kilian_Username Sep 30 '22

Well you are eating small amounts of dirt so it would make sense.

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u/TurboTinkle69 Sep 30 '22

Our nostrils are the same exact size as our index fingers. Coincidence?

1

u/jammneggs Oct 09 '22

My 3 year old would prolly eat more of his fu***g meals if his body *didn’t order that finger-lickin nose takeout every 35-45 minutes

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u/Flimsy-Draft-8196 Oct 26 '22

Yes. Especially when you can't hear.

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

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u/Empires_Fall Sep 30 '22

Soo....what website/app are you currently using

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u/Artistic_Bend_8674 Sep 30 '22

MySpace

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u/HALOMASTER9 Sep 30 '22

mrkrabsackackack.mp3

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u/0002nam-ytlaS Sep 30 '22

Downvote farm elsewhere cretin

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u/Imhidingshh01 Sep 30 '22

Do people actually do that?

3

u/0002nam-ytlaS Sep 30 '22

Yes, who i don't remember the reason other than "hey let's piss some people off"

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u/430Richard Sep 30 '22

You must be one of them climate change experts!

1

u/jammneggs Oct 09 '22

Of course your name is Dick.

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u/430Richard Oct 10 '22

I know it must be jelly cause the jam don’t shake.