Science Of Sneezing

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

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Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    If you sneeze with your eyes open, your eyes will not pop out. (0:26)

  • 2

    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)

  • 3

    Scientists think that our eyelids close when we sneeze to protect our eyes from germs, or as an involuntary muscle response. (1:55)

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