Forget Politeness: How Holding in a Sneeze Could Blow a Hole in Your Throat | 22 Words

Forget Politeness: How Holding in a Sneeze Could Blow a Hole in Your Throat

he human body is all kinds of weird.

Between all the cracking joints and gurgling stomachs, your body is a veritable orchestra of unconventional instruments just lying in wait until they can work together to embarrass you. Take, for example, the sneeze.

It's possible to have a dainty sneeze, but those never come around when you're in an otherwise silent room full of people. No, it's at those moments that your most cacophonous, bombastic sneezes assault your nose, and you're left in a room thatĀ used to be empty but is now filled with the echo of your sneeze and about 1,000 people saying "bless you."

It can be tempting to plug your nose and hold your sneeze in. But as I just learned today, you should never, ever do that.

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