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Knotmyday's avatar

Why do kids eat boogers?

Asked by Knotmyday (7488points) October 29th, 2008

Nutritional deficiency? Just for fun? Just for the <gag> taste?

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cdwccrn's avatar

easy disposal.

gailcalled's avatar

Because they’re there.

caljanson's avatar

Their afraid of goiters and realize that boogers have mad salt content.

Trustinglife's avatar

I mentioned this great question to my roommate, and he pointed me to this hilarious video of now-chancellor of the UK, Gordon Brown.

So ladies and gentlemen, if you were once a kid who ate boogers, be careful what you do when the camera’s on you…

cak's avatar

I have no idea…but it is disgusting! We have a video of one of my son’s birthday parties…you pan the room and I swear, there is no less than 4 kids picking their nose. GROSS!!

deaddolly's avatar

I’ve seen _adult_males do it in their cars too. I think for some ppl, it’s just a habit. But, guys, please—ppl CAN see you and it’s not pretty.

cak's avatar

@deaddolly…don’t you know the trick? When people pick their boogers, there is an invisible shield so no one can see what they are doing! ;~)

at least that is what the booger pickers are thinking!

deaddolly's avatar

@cak I know…it’s so funny to see ppl that catch you watching them. Same thing for when they sing in the car (I’m guilty of that). I get so embarassed when someone catches me belting out my fave song. lol

Antoinette8's avatar

because they’re kids

greaper318's avatar

Mom can’t interrogate you unless she has that valuable evidence….It’s usually a quick transition from nose to mouth, but occasionally you’ll see them bask in the glory of some high quality nose gold.

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