The Power Of A Sneeze !

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Offline neilep

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The Power Of A Sneeze !
« on: 15/11/2006 03:30:00 »
Dearest (OUCH) Academic Friendly Types Whom Place Me In Humble Mode All Too Often,


Thanks to the trials and tribulations that is a torn ligament in my side caused by a sneeze has at least given me the impetus for this question !

How powerful is a sneeze ?..what speed does the air/snot/gunge nasal joy get expelled ?

What kind of pressure build up is there ?....do they really absolutely need to be so violent ?

If...just IF for instance someone was made to sneeze and all the cavities were sealed (for the duration of the sneeze)...would there be irreparable damage done to the individual.?......broken ribs ?..spleen ?...head explode  ?  ....etc..

THANKS  (OUCH..it hurts !!) Neil
« Last Edit: 26/09/2012 01:56:24 by neilep »
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Re: The Power Of A Sneeze !
« Reply #1 on: 15/11/2006 05:52:56 »
Actually I know that you can actually break a rib.. a friend of mine told me that happened t a family member of theirs!

Have you not ever been around someone who has those really tiny tiny almost inaudible sneezes its like che che Their mouths pretty much stay closed amazing.. Mine take hold of me and darn near blow the front door down... LOL!

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Re: The Power Of A Sneeze !
« Reply #2 on: 16/11/2006 18:30:19 »
Oh no... here's comes hurricane Karen!  [:0]
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Re: The Power Of A Sneeze !
« Reply #3 on: 17/11/2006 06:10:31 »
Man You wouldn't be kidding LOL! The nice thing is when they are out I always feel so refreshed... AHHHHHH! LOL

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Re: The Power Of A Sneeze !
« Reply #4 on: 17/11/2006 11:00:44 »
Lol sneezing and braking a rip HAHAHAHA!! He probabley fell down the stairs whhile he was sneezing lol

I heard a sneeze is 1 10th an oragsm though!! I love to sneeze lolz ;)
 

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Re: The Power Of A Sneeze !
« Reply #5 on: 21/11/2006 07:52:43 »
In energy exherted or what? Pardon my lack of understanding!

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Re: The Power Of A Sneeze !
« Reply #6 on: 26/11/2006 06:17:53 »
Neil - I sneezed so unexpectantly tonight that I popped my back.  I kinda liked it.  Saved me a trip to the chiropractor. [;D]
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Re: The Power Of A Sneeze !
« Reply #7 on: 26/11/2006 15:08:35 »
Neil - I sneezed so unexpectantly tonight that I popped my back.  I kinda liked it.  Saved me a trip to the chiropractor. [;D]

Wow !!..Carolyn...that's amazing.....!..That's some serious sneeze love ewe have right there....

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Re: The Power Of A Sneeze !
« Reply #8 on: 26/11/2006 16:28:55 »
Powerful enough to launch certain air borne viruses.

My personal example of sneeze power:  I was eating a piece of raisin pie and in an failed attempt to completely swallow before the sneeze, I launched a raisin up around the bend and down and out.  Now that hurt, although it appeared to cause no damage.

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Re: The Power Of A Sneeze !
« Reply #9 on: 26/11/2006 19:23:19 »
Powerful enough to launch certain air borne viruses.

My personal example of sneeze power:  I was eating a piece of raisin pie and in an failed attempt to completely swallow before the sneeze, I launched a raisin up around the bend and down and out.  Now that hurt, although it appeared to cause no damage.



Thank You NewBill,


Good job it wasn't a whole plum you had in your mouth then !!..That was some serious sneeze action you had right there !!
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Re: The Power Of A Sneeze !
« Reply #10 on: 26/11/2006 22:06:09 »
"The travel velocity of a sneeze can be as much as 100 mph?! For this reason, children and adults are all being taught to sneeze into the inner bend of their arm at the elbow, rather than into their hands, or worse yet, directly into the air near other people!"
This is a quote from the net and it rings true from our Health department and my last Health and prevention two weeks or so ago!
Others report Velocity of 145 to 165 KM/H.. Not sure in miles per hour what that would be...I am no good on conversions!

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Re: The Power Of A Sneeze !
« Reply #11 on: 26/11/2006 22:31:22 »
"The travel velocity of a sneeze can be as much as 100 mph?! For this reason, children and adults are all being taught to sneeze into the inner bend of their arm at the elbow, rather than into their hands, or worse yet, directly into the air near other people!"
This is a quote from the net and it rings true from our Health department and my last Health and prevention two weeks or so ago!
Others report Velocity of 145 to 165 KM/H.. Not sure in miles per hour what that would be...I am no good on conversions!

THANKS MAM..

There's 1.6km to the mile so the latter figure of 165kph is also about 100 mph.

Thank you for the sneezy tip

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« Last Edit: 26/11/2006 22:34:38 by neilep »
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Re: The Power Of A Sneeze !
« Reply #12 on: 26/11/2006 22:37:23 »
WOWWWW! Thats cool, I like that site Thanks!! Hey Neil I cant get my Font size to get bigger , what am I doing wrong.. can you help?

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Re: The Power Of A Sneeze !
« Reply #13 on: 28/11/2006 14:41:56 »
I  sneezed so much the last two days I thought I almost broke a rib....it is still sore...I guess I could sneeze through a tornado....lol
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Re: The Power Of A Sneeze !
« Reply #14 on: 28/11/2006 14:53:21 »
Its funny, Sneezing and coughing use muscles we are not used to using and so it is like overexcercising and you feel the burn afterwards and during... Yuck it hurts to be sore like that.. I hear ya! Sorry you were so sick, doesn't sound lke allergies!

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Re: The Power Of A Sneeze !
« Reply #15 on: 26/09/2012 01:57:15 »
Nearly six years and I still await an answer to my questions in blue !!
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