Boogie Down With the Ultimate Booger Quiz
Whether you prefer your terminology scientific or silly, nasal discharge is an icky fact of life. Think you know everything there is to know about boogers? Test your mucus mettle with this fun quiz.
What percentage of adults pick their noses?
Why do we get so snotty when we have colds?
- The bacteria or virus is trying to take over our bodies.
- Booger levels increase to keep germs out of the respiratory system.
- We secretly want the tissue industry to thrive.
How much mucus does the average person produce in one day?
- 1 pint (0.5 liters)
- 2 quarts (2 liters)
- 1 gallon (4 liters)
True or false: Picking your nose might be good for you.
- The jury's still out.
Green, thick mucus is a sign that:
- Your body is failing to fight off an infection.
- Your immune system is doing its job.
- You're slowly turning into Slimer, of "Ghostbusters" fame.
Which is NOT a function of mucus?
- helps to stop the eyes from watering excessively
- keeps bacteria from hurting your teeth
- prevents the stomach from digesting itself
True or false: Cervical mucus is the same as the nasal variety.
- Ewww … there's such a thing as cervical mucus?
How can you make mucus in the science lab?
- oil and water
- water and cornstarch
- glue and water
Which of these is NOT a home remedy for postnasal drip?
- gargling salt water
- withholding fluids to halt mucus production
- flushing with a mixture of baking soda, water and salt
If you wanted to visit a place called Boogertown, which state would you jaunt off to?
- North Carolina
- South Dakota