Did you know that If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.


  1. Sneezing is rarely dangerous and is at worst an annoyance and a nuisance for most people. Sometimes, though, it can cause problems. Sneezing while driving a vehicle is potentially dangerous, and sneezing can spread pathogens (organisms that cause disease), which is a source of danger to other people. Very rarely, in susceptible people a sneeze can cause a stroke or break bones.
  2. Interesting Unknown Facts
  3. A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.
  4. when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond
  5. When we are asleep the nerves involved in the sneeze reflex are unable to create the reflex. The reflex pathway is “sleeping”, too.
  6. Donna Griffiths from England sneezed for 978 days in a row. She began sneezing on January 13th, 1981, and stopped sneezing on September 16th, 1983. Her sneezes occurred every minute to start with, and then slowed to one every five minutes.

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