Nose-Picking in the Pongidae and Its Implication

The Primate Nooz concocts discoveries and discussions about primates. Perhaps its finest production is a document called “Nose-Picking in the Pongidae and Its Implication for Human Evolution”. The piece begins: Nose-picking and subsequent consumption of nasal detritus are activities that have been widely observed among extant species of pongids, and that appear to be almost instinctive […]

What snot for dinner

Chapter 15 of the book Consuming the Inedible: Neglected Dimensions of Food Choice is called “Eating Snot – Socially Unacceptable but Common: Why?” Maria Jesus Portalatin wrote that chapter. Investigator Wilson Maslin brought it to our attention, and now we bring it to yours. BONUS; The 2001 Ig Nobel Prize-winning study  “A Preliminary Survey of Rhinotillexomania in an Adolescent Sample,” Journal […]