LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: Players for the Iowa Hawkeyes line up to take the field against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Although the Iowa Hawkeyes will lose important pieces from the program to the NFL Draft, the reloading process has gone fairly smooth for Kirk Ferentz.With the offseason in full swing for head coaches around the country, Ferentz is on the hunt for defensive talent.The Hawkeyes currently have the No. 39 recruiting class in the country, per 247Sports’ rankings.Iowa received great news yesterday when Jermari Harris announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes. The three-star safety was also considering Ball State, but ultimately believes defensive coordinator Phil Parker can help develop his skills to the best of his ability. Harris spent this past weekend visiting the campus at Iowa, before revealing his commitment choice.Another recruit that visited the Hawkeyes last week could also join the program as soon as tomorrow.Three-star defensive end Taajhir McCall will select from between Army, Navy and Iowa on signing day. Unlike Harris, his decision won’t be announced on Twitter.100% C O M M I T T E D TO… pic.twitter.com/huSrN249sJ— Jermari Harris✨ (@Jermariharris25) February 4, 2019Iowa also earned a commitment for its 2020 recruiting class in the form of Logan Jones. He is now the fifth hard commit for the Hawkeyes.The three-star defensive tackle also took his decision public on social media.COMMITED? #Swarm20 pic.twitter.com/hAtiC635pm— Logan Jones (@logan_jones75) February 3, 2019While the Hawkeyes will obviously undergo a brief adjustment period for next season, the future of the program should be in safe hands.
“Nature pushes us to do different things because it is to our advantage to have certain behaviours, to consume different types of foods,” said said co-author Dr Scott Napper, professor of biochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.”So maybe when you have an urge to pick your nose and eat it, you should just go with nature.”From an evolutionary perspective, we evolved under very dirty conditions and maybe this desire to keep our environment and our behaviours sterile isn’t actually working to our advantage.”Austrian lung specialist Professor Friedrich Bischinger, who also contributed to the study, said research show people who pick their noses are healthy, happier and probably better in tune with their bodies.”Eating the dry remains of what you pull out is a great way of strengthening the body’s immune system,” he said. It might be wise to look away now if you are eating or have a weak stomach, but scientists have discovered that ingesting bogies is good for teeth, and overall health.Scientists at a number of universities including Harvard and the University of Saskatchewan and say parents should not discourage their children from picking their noses because they contain ‘a rich reservoir of good bacteria.’Eating snot can also prevent bacteria from sticking to teeth, according to the article published in the journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The findings even suggest snot could defend against respiratory infections, stomach ulcers and even HIV.The researchers are even working on a synthetic mucus toothpaste and chewing gum to harness the dental benefits of bogies. There are many beneficial bacteria in the nose, according to scientistsCredit:Tom Merton “Medically it makes great sense and is a perfectly natural thing to do. In terms of the immune system, the nose is a filter in which a great deal of bacteria are collected.”And when this mixture arrives in the intestines it works just like a medicine.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.