Boogers and vomit
are gross, but both play a part in fighting germs (as unbelievable as that
sounds). Boogers keep stuff from the air out of your lungs, while vomit kicks stuff
out of your
stomach that might make you ill.
What are those green globs on your finger? Read on to find out. Boogers are basically mucus. To save you a trip to the dictionary, mucus is thin, slimy, sticky, green goop that coats the inside of your nose. (Gross!) Mucus has another name amongst kids, snot. Your nose makes about a cup of snot every day! Snot isn't just for grossing people out. It protects your lungs. You see, air has a lot of tiny pieces of junk floating around in it. If all that was left to get into your lungs, they would really hurt, so snot traps the junk. After the trapped junk and mucus dries together, presto chango you have a booger!
Booger Related Information
Recipes for non-edible
Vomit, just what is it?
Read on. Vomit is when
someone expels the contents of the stomach. You may have heard this
instead of vomit: throw-up,
upchuck, puke, gut soup, ralphing, chunder, heave, barf, boke, hurl, blow
chunks, or spew. Some
reasons we blow are: food that really doesn’t agree with us, eating spoiled
food, roller coasters, and being really nervous. Here is how
( I am not responsible for any vomiting or nausea that occurs while reading this report.)
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"Cleveland Clinic" <http://www.clevelandclinic.org/health/> (January, 2004).
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Bernstein, Joanne E. and Paul Cohen. Dizzy Doctor Riddles. Niles, Illinois: Albert Whitman & Company. 1989.
Images of stomach, elephant, nose, sneezing man, and boy in bed from "Microsoft Office Online" <http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx?cag=1> Images free for non-profit and personal use. (October-February, 2003-2004).
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