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March 26, 2004
Why The Weird Kid In Kindergarten Will Outlive You

Courtesy of the Drudge Report, Ananova reports today on a new scientific study that gives us a breakthrough on bolstering our immune systems. One caveat -- you have to be willing to be a social pariah in order to receive its benefits:

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. ...

Dr Bischinger said: "With the finger you can get to places you just can't reach with a handkerchief, keeping your nose far cleaner. And eating the dry remains of what you pull out is a great way of strengthening the body's immune system."

The good doctor recommends that we allow our kids to pick their noses and remove the social stigma associated with, ah ... eating boogers. If that's the secret to a long, healthy life, it's probably also the secret to a long, healthy life of solitude. Sorry, but I can't imagine kissing someone who took that approach to health care ...

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at March 26, 2004 11:59 AM

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