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Postby bookworm29 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:42 pm

I've heard that our brain cells die when we sneeze
is that ture?

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Postby sachin » Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:39 pm

No; where did you heard that?

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Postby Oscerot » Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:50 pm

Yeah, that doesn't make any sense. You just expel lotsa germs.
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Postby destiny » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:16 am

It doesn't make any sense...Brain cells won't die when people sneeze...
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Postby Miss_Me » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:54 am

while on the topic of sneezing, i read sometime ago somewhere that your stops working for a millisecond when you sneeze...true?
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Postby Miss_Me » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:55 am

i read sometime ago somewhere that your stops working for a millisecond when you sneeze



This was supposed to say you Heart stops working. sorry missed that word out. But is that correct?
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Postby Mr Joe » Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:15 pm

ive heard the same.
this is interesting, i like it
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Postby crashxxbrn » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:18 am

Brain cells don't die, and the heart does not stop momentarily as a person sneezes, contrary to popular belief. A rapid sequence of sneezes may cause the heart to skip a beat, however.
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Postby sachin » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:42 am

crashxxbrn wrote:Brain cells don't die, and the heart does not stop momentarily as a person sneezes, contrary to popular belief. A rapid sequence of sneezes may cause the heart to skip a beat, however.


Hummm........... So no relation with Brain........ :?
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Re: Sneezing

Postby tinkerlyn1236 » Mon May 19, 2008 11:50 pm

actually when a heart skips a beat it means that it [b]does[b] stop working and it actually does, thats why people say "bless you" because you didn't die, if you sneeze a bunch of times it's very dangerous because every sneeze skips a beat
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Postby mith » Tue May 20, 2008 2:04 am

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Re: Sneezing

Postby MichaelXY » Tue May 20, 2008 6:25 am

From the mad sci network.
Taking a more historical/philosophical view of your question, the much more
likely explanation for why people say "God bless you" has to do with
religious beliefs and superstition. As I understand it, in earlier times
it was believed that when you sneezed you opened yourself, or your soul, to
the outside world. It was an unnatural and certainly a bizarre happening,
and clearly portended evil. I am certain that there are variations on this
theme, but basically it was thought that your soul might escape, or demons
and evil spirits might get in, or even that they may have caused the sneeze
in the first place. The blessing was to help ward off such badness. I am
no historian, but I think people have done fairly extensive studies of this
custom, its variations, and its origins.

http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/19 ... .An.r.html

From other sources that I read, the discomfort in the chest while sneezing has to do with pressure changes.
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