It's a playground dare as old as time. Lick that frozen flagpole, jump off the top of the slide, and ... try to sneeze with your eyes wide open. A little fear of danger is at the heart of most childhood challenges. Your tongue could stick to the frozen metal of a flagpole, you could break a bone jumping off the slide, and, of course, sneezing with your eyes open might make your eyeballs pop out. But is that really true? While the first two dares are definitely ill-advised, there's little truth to the idea that sneezing with your eyes open is dangerous.
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Written by Kelsey Donk November 6, 2019
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