Thursday, August 14, 2014

Let's Hear It for Donna Griffiths

Lately I've been on sneezing jags. No idea what sets them off. I sit down at my computer and wham, serial sneezing! I'm talking 15 or 20 sneezes at a time. I'm allergic to not trading. I'm allergic to going to work in the morning. I'm allergic to a boring life. So you get a boring post. Or perhaps you'll find other people's observations, below, more interesting! Interesting facts:

Sneezes are an automatic reflex that can’t be stopped once sneezing starts.

Sneezes can travel at a speed of 100 miles per hour and the wet spray can radiate five feet.

People don’t sneeze when they are asleep because the nerves involved in nerve reflex are also resting.

Between 18 and 35% of the population sneezes when exposed to sudden bright light.

Some people sneeze when plucking their eyebrows because the nerve endings in the face are irritated and then fire an impulse that reaches the nasal nerve.

Donna Griffiths from Worcestershire, England sneezed for 978 days, sneezing once every minute at the beginning. This is the longest sneezing episode on record.

Your one sneeze adds another 100,000 germs into the surrounding environment.

A normal sneeze travels at about 100 miles an hours, equal to 160 kmph.

You can't sneeze while you are sleeping.

Iguanas is the most sneezing animal in the world.

“Sternutation” is the medical term used for sneezing.

Humans can't sneeze with their eyes open and the reason is yet to be found by our medical experts, If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.

If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

All borrowed from the internet

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