Well, there are times when something irritates our nose. When that happens, a split-second autopilot reflex kicks in. It causes us to...achoo!
Anyways, it's basically our bodies' way of getting ride of schnoz invaders. The result is that air along with droplets of water and mucus get forcefully puffed out of our mouth and nose.
I'm talking up to 100 mile an hour kind of speed here.
That's quicker than most professional pitcher's fastball. And, hundreds of thousands of microbes might be hitching a ride on that snot train.
So sneezing is basically is a great way to spread germs. For some people, wires in their brain get crossed. They end up sneezing at weird moments. They might sneeze when they pluck their eyebrows. Or they might sneeze when they walk into the sun.
No matter how bad the timing, if you start to sneeze, let her rip. Holding on to one has the potential to do some damage. The damage includes rupturing your eardrums. And yes, it's possible to sneeze with your eyes open. But no, your eyeballs are not going to pop out.
It's a no too that the myth of sneezing stops your heart. Speaking of something not stopping, let's talk sneezing. In 978 days Donna Griffiths holds the record for the longest run of continuous sneezing. You can only hope she bought stock in tissues.