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Nose Net   (+12)  [vote for, against]
Keeps bugs from flying up your nose

Where I live (New England) we have a sometimes prolonged “bug season” in the spring. The little black flies are vicious little attackers. My least favorite of their activities is when they fly up my nose.

Now, I hate insect repellant, and I do have a fisherman’s net that covers my head, but that can get hot and uncomfortable. I can put up with a lot from these bugs, except for their nasal explorations. So, I propose a “Nose Net” to be worn while in the yard doing the gardening, hanging the laundry, and so forth. I picture it as a tiny net shower-cap-like item, with elastic around the edges to hold it in place. Usually white, but could be made in red for the times you feel like clowning around. This should keep the black flies on the outside of the body, where they belong.
-- TeaTotal, Jul 07 2002

Nose Filters http://www.abc.net....novatn/inofs708.htm
[DrCurry, Jul 08 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

fancy a kiss from the other half while out in the garden, use the internet. croissant Teatotal.
-- po, Jul 07 2002


€fails to understand [po]€
-- kaz, Jul 07 2002


silly kaz, 2 of these nose nets intertwined are called an internet!
-- po, Jul 07 2002


oh, okey dokey. I still don't get it :P
-- kaz, Jul 07 2002


At first I thought this was a net that mounts in your nostrils, but luckily it's something much more comfortable. Damn flies/ skeeters.

Still, if you've got enough nose hair, why not weave it into a net?
-- polartomato, Jul 07 2002


Just breathe through your mouth.
-- DrCurry, Jul 08 2002


for a practical fix, just grab one of those cheap anti-fume face-masks. Although they're a little stuffy.

Do you plan on keeping it on with an elastic band around the head? Unless your nose is a really odd shape, I can't picture it staying in place, and if it did, the elastic would collapse your nostrils. Perhaps a clip-on attachment for sunglasses.
-- RayfordSteele, Jul 08 2002


Damn. My plans to control all the teenage boys in the world using olfactory-based on-line pornography has been foiled.

Pesky kids!!!

Oh wait...
-- Mayfly, Jul 08 2002


Olfactory-based online pornography? Ugh!

Hmm, what's that smell?
-- pottedstu, Jul 08 2002


Can we have versions with a much much finer mesh, for hayfever sufferers (and I'm suffering, trust me)?
-- yamahito, Jul 08 2002


There are some anti-snoring devices that consist of two little rings of spring stainless steel joined by a u-shaped clip; sometimes they (lightly) grip the septum of the nose. they're designed to keep the nostrils dilated and imporve the airway. Adding a small piece of very fine mesh would do the trick although in combination with hayfever I suspect it would become a mighty fine bogey trap ......
-- 8th of 7, Jul 09 2002



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