I know, I know, we shouldn't reward these kinds of thing, but there is something about the sheer insouciance of the headline, "Nipple, penis, or nostril — what’s the most painful place to be stung by a bee? (The answer might surprise you.)" that compels me to share it with the world.
"An Arizona man who had a runny nose for more than 18 months was actually leaking fluid from his brain." If I may briefly voice an opinion about this story: GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH OMG SO GROSS UGH MY WHOLE HEAD FEELS DISGUSTING NOW SERIOUSLY UGGGGGGH. Okay, I'm a little better. For now.
"An Italian man who was shot in the head by a stray bullet during New Year's Eve celebrations is recovering after sneezing it out through his nose." This one is worth the click for the photo composite alone.
The Ragbag, which you should totally be following or RSSing or whatever, introduces us to the world of nasology, "a belief founded on long continued personal observation that there is more in a Nose than most owners of that appendage are generally aware." Here's a description of one particular type of proboscis that is near and dear to my face.
"Men may have larger noses than women because they generally have more muscle, demanding larger noses to breathe in more oxygen, researchers say."
There are 14 types of Caucasian nose, according to an Israeli scientist, including the celestial (or turned-up), fleshy, Greek, Roman, snub, hawk, bulbous and bumpy. "The experiment even found a nose in Israel it considered extremely unique — and the only one of its type in nearly 1,800 pictures viewed." What kind of nose do you have? Tell us in the comments!
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"I feel this should be highlighted – it's a danger we are putting ourselves in, but it's like the risks of smoking, everyone thinks it won't happen to them." -British hairdresser Edwina Phillipson, whose "nose collapsed after decades of breathing in minute hair clippings," wants to raise awareness of this workplace danger. Stories about nose collapses ALWAYS FREAK ME OUT.
I know that there is something—I mean, probably a lot of things, but at least one thing for sure—that is deeply troubling you right now, to the extent that you find it hard to focus on the tasks at hand because your mind keeps drifting back to that thing you're worried about. You know what? Click here! Now you're distracted, right?
"About one in three people seeking rhinoplasty — commonly called a nose job — have signs of body dysmorphic disorder, a mental health condition in which a person has an unnatural preoccupation with slight or imagined defects in appearance." The rest just have really big noses that make them horrifically unattractive to potential romantic partners and tend to cause small children to recoil in fear and are also the reason that everyone is talking about them behind their backs even though when confronted they try to pretend that they were having a conversation about last night's "Modern Family." Really, there's nothing worse than the crippling shame that comes [...]
I have terrible news for those of you concerned about the state of British socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's nose: the Sun is reporting that it "appears to have caved in again." There is no word yet as to whether or not there are any survivors, but we'll keep you posted.