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Billkaulitz29's avatar

Why when people sneeze they have to close they're eyes?

Asked by Billkaulitz29 (15points) March 22nd, 2010

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Shae's avatar

So they won’t fly out ya head

slick44's avatar

I dont think you have to. it just happens

erichw1504's avatar

Because it would be creepy. Think about it.

slick44's avatar

What would be creepy?

Fernspider's avatar

I have heard (and I may be pulling this out of my arse) that due to the velocity to which you sneeze, your eyes may pop out of your head if you didn’t close them.

I’m yet to actually witness this however.

ucme's avatar

The average sneeze is somewhere in the region of 50mph.I reckon if we didn’t close our eyes we’d be eyeballing something very far away in a heartbeat.

erichw1504's avatar

@slick44 The look on someone’s face when they sneeze with their eyes open.

Billkaulitz29's avatar

Oh that’s not pretty. I never thought of that anyway thank you

Idknown's avatar

I think you have to close your eyes…

slick44's avatar

@erichw1504…oh ok lol. funny not creepy

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

It’s an involuntary reaction, aimed at protecting the eyes.

erichw1504's avatar

Why when I am putting my contacts in I always open my mouth?

Fenris's avatar

The inerconnetedness of the facial muscles. It’s all involuntary.

neverawake's avatar

it’s a reflex.

LoveNickValensi's avatar

A reflex I guess.I always wondered does your heart really stop when you sneeze?

monocle's avatar

@erichw1504 Because it would be creepy. Think about it.

I thought about it. It would be both creepy and funny at the same time.

erichw1504's avatar

@monocle So, it’d be feepy?

monocle's avatar

@erichw1504 haha yes, it would be extremely feepy.

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