Bischinger Sees Good Things in Your Nose

Picking your nose and eating it is one of the best ways to stay healthy, according to a top Austrian doctor. Innsbruck-based lung specialist Prof Dr Friedrich Bischinger said people who pick their noses with their fingers were healthy, happier and probably better in tune with their bodies….

So begins a report from the Ananova news service. Read the full report here.

See an alternative report, in German, here.

See Dr. Bischinger here.

All of this in some distant sense builds on the Ig Nobel Prize-winning work of 2001 Public Health Prize winners Chitteranjan Andrade and B.S. Srihari. (For details of that, see here.)

Thanks to investigator Greg Kinney for bringing this to our attention.