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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Aaaachoo, has anyone got a hankie


Don't you just love spring... no really do you just love the beautiful trees blooming and everything getting green and everyone talking like they're holding their nose and your car turning bright yellow and all those little wormy thingys from the trees on your porch and in your dog's coat.

Here are some funny facts about sneezing.

Sneezing is usually an annoying, gross thing people try to avoid. But here are some fun facts to tell your friends and family next time they're blowing their noses:

1. Things expelled during a sneeze have been clocked at up to a 100 miles an hour.

2. Many people mistakenly believe Gesundheit is "God bless you" in German, but it actually simply means "healthiness."

3. Some ways to stifle a sneeze are tickling the roof of your mouth with your tongue and saying the words "Lamp" or "Pineapple."

4. You cannot sneeze while you're sleeping.

5. Holding your nose and mouth during a sneeze probably won't give you an aneurysm, but it will open your eustachian tubes which could damage your eardrums.

6. It is not impossible to keep your eyes open during sneezing; just difficult. And the reason is a mystery, but it's not to keep your eyes from popping out of your head.

7. One in three people are "photic sneezers" which means they sneeze in sunlight.

8. There is actually a sneeze fetish community of people turned on by the sounds of people sneezing.

2 comments:

Crystal said...

I'm definitely a photic sneezer! Every time I walk out of a building into sunlight, I'll sneeze three times!

Jana Hutcheson said...

Interesting. There are people who have sneeze fetishes???