Did you knowÂ 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.
- 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.
- Interesting Unknown Facts
- A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.
- when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond
- When we are asleep the nerves involved in the sneeze reflex are unable to create the reflex. The reflex pathway is “sleeping”, too.
- 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.