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MAR 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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These 'Gross' Things Are Actually Pretty Harmless

Are you grossed out by double-dipping? What about finding a hair in your food? There is no shortage of earthly phenomena and behaviors that are apt to repel our sensibilities. To be sure, disgust has a biological role: That churning feeling in your stomach helps keep you safe from things like parasites and disease. “It’s in our everyday life," the "disgustologist" Valerie Curtis, a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told The New York Times. "It determines our hygiene behaviors. It determines how close we get to people. It determines who we’re going to kiss, ... Read More

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