A single sneeze can travel 100 miles/h and can shoot 100,000 germs: Report
According to a piece of information provided by the Health Service Executive, Annai Arul Hospital manifests that a sneeze can travel 100 miles/h and can shoot 100,000 germs.
Facts about sneezing
While a person’s breath can travel 4.5 feet per second, droplets from a cough can travel at 50 miles per hour, and droplets from a sneeze can travel at up to 100 miles per hour.
Moreover, the droplets from a sneeze can spread to a distance of six feet, whereas a single sneeze can spray about 100,000 germs into the air. Therefore it is recommended that one should keep a six-foot distance from a sneezing sick person.
Many factors result in a sneeze, and it may not be the same for two people in the same family.
For instance, some people sneeze as they come out of their home on a sunny day, while others sneeze when they pop chewing gum into their mouth.
Also, many people have a fickle nose and start sneezing at the smallest excuse, like after an exercise or when plucking an eyebrow.
Why do these people sneeze at such times?
Sneezes start in the nerves
Our entire nervous system is wired in the same way, but signals transiting along the nerves take several paths to and from the brain and thus the various situations in which a person sneezes and others don’t.
As a result, a nerve transmission tells the brain that something is in the nose and needs to come out.
Sneezing keeps the body safe
Sneezing is a vital part of the immune process, enabling us to stay healthy and free from infections. A sneeze mainly clears the nose of bacteria and viruses and thus protects the body.
Sneeze has high speed
You will be surprised to know that a sneeze actually travels at about 100 miles per hour. It is estimated that a single sneeze can shoot into the air 100,000 germs.
Plucking eyebrows causes a sneeze
When you pluck your eyebrows, a particular nerve in the face that supplies the nasal passage is set off and produces a sneeze.
People don’t sneeze in their sleep
People in a deep sleep never sneeze since the sneeze causing nerves are not stimulated and go to sleep, and so there is no sneezing during your sleep.
Exercise makes one sneeze
For some people, an exercise session may bring on a sneeze. When a person hyperventilates due to exertion, the nose and mouth start to dry up, the nose then starts dripping, which makes you sneeze.