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Even though it is pretty disgusting it does some good stuff. Ear wax is known more formally as cerumen. It is produced by glands in your ear called aprocine glands,…
A burp – sometimes called a belch – is nothing but gas. When you eat or drink, you don’t just swallow food or liquid. You also swallow air at the…
To understand what boogers are, you need to know about mucus (say: myoo-kus). Mucus is the thin, sticky, slimy stuff that’s made inside your nose. If you’re like a lot…
Farts – also called flatus (say: flay-tus) or intestinal (say: in-tes-tuh-null) gas – are made of, well, gas! When you eat, you don’t swallow just your food. You also swallow…
There are many reasons your nose might run. If you have a cold or the flu, your nose goes into mucus-making overdrive to keep the germ invaders out of your…
Picking your nose may rank up there with spitting and burping as good old-fashioned (and repulsive) fun. But for those who know noses, that unspeakable habit does involve health risks…
Normally, your digestive system carries food down your throat, into your stomach, and on through your intestines until what’s left of the food reaches the end of the line at…
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Word of the Daymumpsimus:
mumpsimus: adherence to or persistence in an erroneous use of language, memorization, practice, belief, etc., out of habit or obstinacy.
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