nosy :)

things i did not know about the nose!

your nose cleans and humidifies 20 thousand (!!) litres of air a day!

it removes ALL (yes it said all!) particles down to the size of pollen grains

humidifying the air prevents the lungs drying out (ugh!)

the nose warms cold air preventing more damage

the nose is considored a 'vital organ' for these reasons

excessive breathing through the mouth (when not exercising) is known as (wait for it...) mouth breathing :)

mouth breathers are more likely also to have asthma and halitosis

mouth breathing slows down the lungs cilia cleaners and slows the rate oxygen gets to the blood

things i did know about the nose!

mine is not small :)

it smells :)

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  • wow!! thank you nose!!:p

  • Who knows? :D

  • He nose you know:D

    Maria.

  • i does nose :) , blow my own trumpet too:D

  • See, now you've got me interested. Here are the fruits of my research (paraphrased from a book by Gabrielle Glaser):

    In the late 19th/early 20th century people began to relate the nose to sexuality. Apparently the nose contains some erectile tissue, and consequently Sigmund Freud and other Victorian doctors linked the organ to everything from painful cramps to masturbation. Freud had a female patient who complained of stomach pains and menstrual cramps which he blamed on too much masturbation, and he made her undergo surgery to remove bones from within her nose. At the time, this was said to be the only way to permanently cure female sexual disorders. They totally wrecked her face and none of her problems went away, needless to say.

    In the 1920s, a prominent Baltimore physician lectured that runny noses were the body's own punishment for a lack of sexual self-restraint.

    So there you go.

  • See, now you've got me interested. Here are the fruits of my research (paraphrased from a book by Gabrielle Glaser):

    In the late 19th/early 20th century people began to relate the nose to sexuality. Apparently the nose contains some erectile tissue, and consequently Sigmund Freud and other Victorian doctors linked the organ to everything from painful cramps to masturbation. Freud had a female patient who complained of stomach pains and menstrual cramps which he blamed on too much masturbation, and he made her undergo surgery to remove bones from within her nose. At the time, this was said to be the only way to permanently cure female sexual disorders. They totally wrecked her face and none of her problems went away, needless to say.

    In the 1920s, a prominent Baltimore physician lectured that runny noses were the body's own punishment for a lack of sexual self-restraint.

    So there you go.

    Blimey, 'snuff said! :p

    Alex.

  • That's snuff of that!:)

  • nose comment on all that :)

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