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Professor wants to dig deep into the health benefits of nose pickingAn associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan is trying to get more students interested in science by looking at the health benefits of picking your nose and eating it.Scott Napper says nature pushes us to do different things because it is to our advantage to have certain behaviours, to consume different types of foods.Napper says mucous traps germs and stops them from getting into our body, but if we consume that mucous, it could help train our immune system by exposing it to the germs.So he says when children have the urge to pick their nose and eat it, parents shouldn’t get upset. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Professor wants to dig deep into the health benefits of nose picking
An associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan is trying to get more students interested in science by looking at the health benefits of picking your nose and eating it.

Scott Napper says nature pushes us to do different things because it is to our advantage to have certain behaviours, to consume different types of foods.

Napper says mucous traps germs and stops them from getting into our body, but if we consume that mucous, it could help train our immune system by exposing it to the germs.

So he says when children have the urge to pick their nose and eat it, parents shouldn’t get upset. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Can we please talk about this.
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    Ewwww, but it makes sense. But still, EWWWW D:
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    Something tells me he’s gonna have trouble getting participants in a study …
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    Uh.
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    Science. We need to talk. I love you so much. I always have, I always will. You complete me in ways other things never...
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    OK SCIENCE, WE’VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR NONSENSE
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    Dafuq! Langya! Laki nang utak ah. Pahinga2 din pag may time!
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