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Violent sneeze

  1. Jan 27, 2009 #1

    wolram

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    It starts with a tickle up the nose, then ever greater inhalations of air, your body is in spasm, you try to control it but are unable to, then comes the final cataclysmic inhalation
    and the explosive exhalation, of course all this happens when you have both hands full, in my case i had a poached egg in a slotted spoon in one hand and a plate with a round of toast on it in the other, a chance in million , still holding it i hear the plate crash against the cooker, the egg is no longer in the slotted spoon but on the toast and the plate is not broken.
     
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  3. Jan 27, 2009 #2
    Gesundheit. Don't sneeze with your mouth closed.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2009 #3
    At the first indication I have to put down anything spillable that I might be holding. The first sip from a glass of tomato juice or vegetable juice usually brings on a sneeze. After that, I'm ok with the juice. But, it seems like there's a second or two before the sneeze comes on when I can put things down and brace myself. Of course, I'm conditioned to that by now. But, there are other times, under other circumstances, when it seems like there's no warning at all. Maybe it's because I'm just distracted by other things during those times.

    Oh yeah, chocolate has the same effect as tomato juice. :)
     
  5. Jan 27, 2009 #4

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    My brother once had a sudden sneeze while brushing his teeth. Toothpaste foam all over the mirror...what a mess!
     
  6. Jan 27, 2009 #5

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    I sneezed the other day
     
  7. Jan 27, 2009 #6
    What a coincidence neu I didnt sneeze the other day.I wonder if the day that you sneezed was the same day that I didnt sneeze.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2009 #7

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    Is there a zero-sum sneeze count?
     
  9. Jan 27, 2009 #8
    If you google sneezing there is a hilarous U tube clip of a sneezing Panda
     
  10. Jan 27, 2009 #9

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    I sneezed once while swallowing a cheese sandwich, I was blowing cheese out of my nose all day. :frown: And yes, it hurt.
     
  11. Jan 27, 2009 #10
    There so cute..........until they rip your head off and eat you.

     
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  12. Jan 27, 2009 #11

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    My freshman college roommate told his fellow night-shift supermarket workers that he could drink a whole bottle of Tabasco sauce. On his last night, when he was on his way to uni, they challenged him and put down $10 apiece (this was in 1969, remember) to see if he could do it.

    He did it, but as he has so colorfully recounted, the puking of the Tabasco, and the unfortunate re-routing of the puke through the nose were high points of that day, and not in a good way.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2009 #12

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    Pliny the Elder insisted that when you sneezed, you were ejecting brain matter.
     
  14. Jan 27, 2009 #13
    Or your soul. Has anyone here sneezed during a voice-activated telephone menu?
     
  15. Jan 28, 2009 #14

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    Not yet. Usually when I've got a tickly nose and the light suddenly brightens. That's a trigger for the BIG ONE.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2009 #15
    What would happen if you were floating in space and you sneezed and farted at the same time?If you blew exit holes in your space suit would it put you in a spin?
     
  17. Jan 28, 2009 #16

    lisab

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    Pliny was such an idiot.
     
  18. Jan 28, 2009 #17

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    He was actually quite intelligent as a young boy. But he had terrible allergies...
     
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  19. Jan 28, 2009 #18
    I am going to start collecting the ejected brain matter and push it back again.
     
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