Nose-picking

human habit

Nose-picking is the act of sticking a finger into the nose and digging inside. It is a taboo subject in most countries. It is considered to be very gross and disgusting despite being a very common habit. Nose-picking can also cause nose bleeds. Some people also eat boogers, which can be even more disgusting. If someone is seen picking their nose, it can be very embarrassing.

Nose-picking
Classification and external resources
A man picking his nose
ICD-10F98.8

Other websitesEdit

  • BBC home: The Truth About Nose-picking
  • Toddlers and Nose Picking
  • Adams, Cecil (1982-08-20). "Can you die from picking your nose?". The Straight Dope. Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  • Ilori, Kemi (2007-06-19). "Nose Picking: The interesting and funny habit". The Daily Sun. Archived from the original on 2008-12-12. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  • "Man dies from picking his nose". The Daily Telegraph. 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  • (In fact) Nose-picking favorite occupation of the Dutch Archived 2012-03-01 at the Wayback Machine (March 2007) (in Dutch) Translated version
  • Another article on same topic (August 2008) (in Dutch) Translated version
  • For an elaborate spoof, see "Nose-picking in the Pongidae and Its Implication for Human Evolution", said to be from the American Journal of Nasal Anatomy, (1987)