Why Do We Sneeze?

Everyone sneezes, right?

From humans and dogs to cats and mice, everyone does that strange “jerky thing” once, or sometimes twice, thrice or more times when something tickles your nose in just the right way. Also, it would not be entirely incorrect to say that it kind of feels good, like relieving a bunch of tension or clearing out irritants.

However, what’s the reason behind this amazing phenomenon of sneezing? Is it something that our bodies need? Or just another unexplained mystery of life?

The answer is actually quite simple, and you can understand it in the coolest possible way by watching the video below:


  1. Wikipedia
  2. Does Your Heart Stop When You Sneeze? – The Library of Congress
  3. Why Do We Sneeze? – Live Science
  4. National Geographic
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About the Author:

Ashish is a Science graduate (Bachelor of Science) from Punjabi University (India). He spends a lot of time watching movies, and an awful lot more time discussing them. He likes Harry Potter and the Avengers, and obsesses over how thoroughly Science dictates every aspect of life… in this universe, at least.

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