This thread reminds me of an essay we had to do for Expository Writing back in eigth grade. We had to say what three things we would like to have if we were stranded on a deserted island and of course read it in front of the class. Anyway, my friend chose to bring a bicycle, a pair of pliars so he can trim his nose hairs, and a wiffleball. However, the teacher just screamed "SIT DOWN" when he said "wiffleball". Damn, that guy was a jerk and had it out for me and my friends. But nothing will top the time he yelled at my friend for using the very crass analogy "as red as an aborted fetus".
Anyway, my nose hairs aren't noticable so I don't have an answer but as noted above, my friend uses pliars.