You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Boogers! Item: 224885
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Boogers!
by Alex Woolf
Besides being gross, what is the point of boogers and mucus? Read all about how these slimy substances help us digest our food and prevent us from becoming sick. You'll also find out just what this sticky stuff is made of, why we produce more of it when we've got a cold, and what animals like slugs and snails do with their mucus!
Excerpts From Experts:
- The average person produces and swallows nearly half a gallon of mucus every day without even noticing. It's best not to think about it...
- If your nose runs when you eat hot or spicy food, this reaction is called gustatory rhinitis.
- Slugs and snails coat themselves in an awful-tasting mucus so that birds don't eat them.
Paperback, 40 pages