Science Of Sneezing
Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze?
Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze? | Greg Foot | Head Squeeze
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)