Science Of Sneezing
Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze?
Key Facts In This Video
If you sneeze with your eyes open, your eyes will not pop out. (0:26)
When you sneeze, you release more than 5,000 droplets of mucus at speeds of up to 160.9 km/h (100 mph). (1:25)
Scientists think that our eyelids close when we sneeze to protect our eyes from germs, or as an involuntary muscle response. (1:55)