Chilling big toe cures runny nose

As reported by Israeli scientists Dr. Menahem Ram and Aladar Schwartz at a 1971 joint meeting of the Society for Cryobiology and the International Conference of Refrigeration:

Sudden temporary chilling of the big toes almost immediately brings about a lowering of the normal body temperature within the nose because, they said, the big toes and the nose are nervous system "reflectors" of one another in their response to external stress. And this nasal temperature-lowering—along with humidity-lowering—"dries up the nostrils," thereby "curing" the cold, they said.

Newport News Daily Press - Sep 3, 1971

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Aug 16, 2018
     Category: Mad Scientists, Evil Geniuses, Insane Villains | Medicine | Cures for the common cold | Science | 1970s | Feet

So this is why my nose runs and my feet smell?
Posted by BMN on 08/16/18 at 11:21 AM
Next time someone tells me about my big holes in front of my running shoes' big toes, I'll tell them that it stops my sniffles.
Posted by Yudith on 08/16/18 at 11:42 AM
Now, it's noses and toeses. In May, you reported on "Sneeze Girl" whose nose might have been linked to what's halfway in-between. What's next? Just how many relationships does the nose have with other body parts?
Posted by Phideaux on 08/16/18 at 01:36 PM
Moses supposes his toeses are roses
But Moses supposes erroneously
And Moses, he knowses his toeses arenĀ“t roses
As Moses supposes his toeses to be
Moses supposes his toeses are roses
But Moses supposes erroneously
A Rose is a rose
A Nose is a nose
A Toes is a toes
Posted by ges on 08/16/18 at 10:19 PM
@ges -- Gotta get the taps in there . . .
Posted by Phideaux on 08/16/18 at 11:22 PM
My goodness, Phideaux & ges. I haven't seen that movie in more years than I care to admit. I thought the doggerel was familiar but couldn't place it.

As for the treatment and the danger of frostbite - I'll keep my feet warm and guzzle Benadryl until the cold passes, thank you.
Posted by KDP on 08/16/18 at 11:56 PM
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