When I was younger I was an avid nose picker. I did it almost every day and had no plans of stopping. However, every once in a while I would encounter a problem. When my family went to Tahoe, because of the high elevation and dry air, my nose picking habits frequently resulted in bloody noses. However, being the proactive individual that I am, I devised a set of rules that would help me cut down on high elevation nose bleeds. As the saying goes, good players adjust. The main rule was the same one that applied at touch tanks. If the animal is attached firmly enough to a rock to be unable to be removed with 2 fingers, leave it be. If a nasal submarine was too solidly rooted to my nasal cavity that the traditional one finger scoop would not suffice, then I would have to leave it be. By cutting down on the heavy machinery and fingernails that I shoved into my brain holes, I was able to almost entirely eliminate high altitude nose bleeds. Are you proud of me, mom? I'm a problem solver!