February 17, 2003

Blowing One's Horn

Caution: the following entry is not for the phlegm-averse...

How is it that some people are able to clear their nose with a dainty little sniff into a kerchief, barely louder than the buzz of a gnat's wing? The rest of us mere mortals sound like mating elephants, trumpeting our nasal clearing experience to those within the nearest 50km radius.

Is it some difference in nose topology?
Or perhaps some peculiar physics at work with speed of air vs narrowness of passageway vs stickiness of nose hair vs size of goo impediment?

Or is it that the dainty sniffers actually achieve little more than preventing their nose from dripping and secretly find soundproofed booths in which to carry out a more ultimately satisfying trumpeting experience?

This quite visceral and probably disgusting entry brought to you by the Canadian Death Flu. One week and counting...

posted on February 17, 2003 at 10:21 PM by nicola.