My mom is just barely a Boomer. She’s at the older end, closer to the Greatest Generation side. But she still has some boom qualities, like when we play “is this true” about random things she sees on the Facebook. Generally when she asks “is this true?” I tell her no without even finding out what she’s talking about. Basically, there’s a lot of stupid shit shared on social media, made even worse by the coronavirus (see OPINION: Coronavirus Panic is a Trojan Horse for Socialism and And Then Madonna Talks About the Coronavirus from Her Bathtub). Everyone has the “truth” about curing the virus. My personal favorite is blowing a hair dryer up your nose, which, of course, involves a Florida man.
Okeechobee County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper said during an emergency session on Friday that he saw a video that’s been circulating online claiming that the nasal passages are cool but if you can heat them up enough, “the virus just falls apart and disintegrates. So you hold a blow dryer in front of your face and you inhale with your nose and it kills all the viruses in your nose,” Culpepper said. “That sounds like a simplified way of doing things but sometimes the cures for some of the diseases are very simple.”
According to the Associated Press, medical professionals have spoken out against the six-minute video circulating online inviting others to blow a hair dryer up their nose.
You know what I hear also works? Taking a handful of ibuprofen, crushing it up into a fine powder, and then inserting it up your rectum. It helps the active ingredients enter your bloodstream faster.
Another home remedy is to smoke a banana. Cut off the stem. Light the other end of it. And smoke away. Potassium is a natural coronavirus fighter.
Also, ladies, stop wearing makeup. Our brave celebrities are already leading the way. I’m not sure if this helps fight the coronavirus. I just think you’re all beautiful just the way you are.
Bottom line, if you see something on the internet that is too stupid to be true, that’s because it is in fact too stupid to be true. So if you were planning on blowing a hair dryer up your nose, please don’t do that.
Also, ingesting fish tank cleaner is a bad idea too.