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Title: why does milk come out of your nose when you laugh whilst drinking?
Post by: paul.fr on 22/05/2007 01:06:12
If you are having a drink of milk, or something else, why does it pour out of your nose if someone makes you laugh?
Title: why does milk come out of your nose when you laugh whilst drinking?
Post by: _Stefan_ on 22/05/2007 04:27:35
When you laugh while drinking, the milk might get brought to the back of the mouth and then get pushed through your nasal cavity with your exhaled breath. Er, well, it makes sense the way I'm thinking of it, but I don't think I've explained it properly.
Title: why does milk come out of your nose when you laugh whilst drinking?
Post by: kdlynn on 22/05/2007 04:34:18
not just milk... try it with pepsi! that hurts!!
Title: why does milk come out of your nose when you laugh whilst drinking?
Post by: Karen W. on 22/05/2007 05:00:20
not just milk... try it with pepsi! that hurts!!

Soda does hurt like that! I have never had milk do that..I think Stefan's explanation is good enough..LOL Makes sence to me!
Title: why does milk come out of your nose when you laugh whilst drinking?
Post by: lyner on 22/05/2007 11:08:22
It's just because you're sloppy!
I think it could come out around your eyes too; if I hold my nose , close my mouth and blow, hard  I can feel air coming out around my eyeball. I have never mentioned this to anyone before - am I odd  (only in that way, I mean)?
Now, if you could make it come out of your ears. . . .
Title: why does milk come out of your nose when you laugh whilst drinking?
Post by: paul.fr on 22/05/2007 13:29:26
Yes, i have seen a man cry milk! but only on TV.