Guess How Many People Pick Their Nose — Researchers Found Out!
Picking your nose is dangerous. It puts bacteria up into your nasal cavity and it takes bacteria (that could kill you if it gets into your gut) out and puts it in your fingers. And that's if you never hurt yourself. It's definitely a problem and doctors diagnose the bad habit as rhinotillexomania!
One 1995 study suggested more than 90 percent of people pick their nose. In 2000, researchers in India surveyed students and found nearly all of them picked their nose! Of 200 interviewed, nine confessed to eating it!!!
Most said it was to address an itch but 4 times a day was average!
Boys were more likely (to confess to it) than girls, but socioeconomic status made no difference!