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John MacAlister

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Why would mascara cause sneezing?
« on: 20/10/2010 11:30:08 »
John MacAlister  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi Chris,

Great show you have. i usually listen to you on 702/567 with Redi, and i finally decided to download your podcasts so i can listen to your show more often as i am on the road a lot during the day.

I just have a quick question that i hope you can help me with. Every morning when my wife puts her mascara on, she sneezes. It's quite funny as I have realized how much time is left before we leave the house in the morning by the number of sneezes my wife makes.  

Hope you can help.

Thanks

John

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Why would mascara cause sneezing?
« Reply #1 on: 20/10/2010 12:19:42 »
Ironic that mascara can double for sniff snuff.
 Tickle the little nose hair from inhaling airborne dust from the application of the material.
 

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Why would mascara cause sneezing?
« Reply #2 on: 20/10/2010 16:55:52 »
It sounds more like photic sneezing than inhaling eye make-up,

Perhaps applying the makeup involves exposure to an unusually bright light, close to the mirror.

« Last Edit: 20/10/2010 19:18:04 by RD »
 

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Why would mascara cause sneezing?
« Reply #3 on: 21/10/2010 09:06:53 »
Perhaps your wife should try putting the mascara around her eyes instead of shoving it up her nose!

OK, I'll go stand in the corner for a while.
 

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Why would mascara cause sneezing?
« Reply #4 on: 21/10/2010 17:58:23 »
It sounds more like photic sneezing than inhaling eye make-up,

Perhaps applying the makeup involves exposure to an unusually bright light, close to the mirror.

I known of some people can just look up and face the suns heat would bring on a cascade of sneezes. 


Perhaps your wife should try putting the mascara around her eyes instead of shoving it up her nose!

OK, I'll go stand in the corner for a while.

White mascara? I will be in the other corner!
 

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