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Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

The Comparative Grossness of Snot-Eating

In her 2007 article "Eating Snot - Socially Unacceptable but Common: Why?", Spanish researcher Maria Jesus Portalatin posed the question of why french kissing is considered less gross than eating one's own snot:

As I have already observed, I found hardly any articles written about 'snot eaters'. So I resorted to asking children and adults directly about this 'transgressional' behaviour. I questioned ten adults, aged twenty to sixty, five men and five women. When asked, 'Do you pick your nose and eat the snot?' all the adults emphatically answered that they did not, showing aversion at the idea. However, when asked, 'Do you kiss your partner introducing your tongue into his/her mouth?' the answer was absolutely affirmative and it was accompanied by positive remarks. Clearly these responses relate to what are considered to be appropriate answers in relation to socially acceptable norms. Isn't consuming another person's saliva more disgusting than picking one's own nose and eating the snot? I wonder.

She seems to imply that french kissing is actually grosser than snot-eating.

Later, in the same article, she explains the appeal of snot-eating:

It should not be forgotten that among human preferences concerning food texture, crunchiness is highly significant, and as regards flavours, salty and sweet tasted are the favourite ones. It so happens that dry nasal exudations possess both characteristics, as well as proteins and traces of lipids.

Her article can be found in the book Consuming the Inedible: Neglected Dimensions of Food Choice, which you can read on loan from archive.org.

Posted By: Alex - Fri Jan 28, 2022 - Comments (4)
Category: Body Fluids, Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

Gastro Obscura

A new book from the ATLAS OBSCURA folks about weird foods. A perfect Xmas present for any WU-vie!

I understand Jeppson's Malört is discussed therein.



Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 14, 2021 - Comments (1)
Category: Food, Regionalism, World, Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

Fishy Pringles

Get your maritime-flavored Pringles here.

The whole site is full of oddball Japanese stuff.





Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 06, 2021 - Comments (3)
Category: Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, Junk Food, Asia, Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

Follies of the Madmen #511

Entice customers by showing something disgusting.



Source.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 03, 2021 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Food, Twentieth Century, Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

Mrs. Rorer’s Vegetable Cookery and Meat Substitutes

Beyond Meat? Impossible Burger? You'll turn your nose up at these after you've tasted some of Mrs. Rorer's vegetarian recipes!

Read the whole book here.









Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 21, 2021 - Comments (2)
Category: Food, Vegetarians and Vegans, 1900s, Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

Dr. Organic’s Snail Gel



The home page.

Harvested from free-roaming snails under controlled conditions, this moisturising, soothing ingredient combines the unique properties of Helix Aspersa Muller with organic Aloe vera and a blend of bioactive plant ingredients. This secretion is produced from snails that are farmed humanely and are free to roam. On their travels, they move over glass panels which are used to safely collect the mucus secretion, which is then filtered and concentrated by vacuum evaporation to reduce its water content, before a mild preservative is added to maintain its shelf life.



Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 23, 2020 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Cosmetics, Patent Medicines, Nostrums and Snake Oil, Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

Follies of the Madmen #488

Induces gagging sensations of sipping tobacco-flavored drink.



Source.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 20, 2020 - Comments ()
Category: Business, Advertising, Tobacco and Smoking, 1960s, Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

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