Science Questions

Sat, 29th Apr 2006

Part of the show Naked Science Question and Answer

Question

Ben in North Carolina asked:

Why is it that when I pull out my nose hair I get a really painful teary response?

Answer

Well for a start, don't pull your nose hair. You should clip it to avoid infections. It hurts because your nose is very sensitive and has lots of nerves in there. It's a super nerve reaction when it happens.

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