Re: Random Facts.
While generally harmless in healthy individuals, sneezes are capable of spreading disease through the potentially infectious aerosol droplets that they can expel, which commonly range from 0.5 to 5 µm in diameter. About 40,000 such droplets can be produced by a single sneeze.
The speed of human sternal release has been the source of much speculation, with the most conservative estimates placing it around 150 kilometers/hour (42 meters/second) or roughly 95 mph (135 feet/second), and the highest estimates -such as the Health World Museum in Barrington, Illinois- which propose a speed as fast as 85% of the speed of sound, corresponding to approximately 1045 kilometers per hour (290 meters/second) or roughly 650 mph (950 feet/second).
Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneeze
Sorry, I knew I was wrong but someone told me that one day. To be honest I do wish I hadn’t believe him but he was saying it with such passion that I believed him…
So basicly you can sneeze (in theroy and I know this isn’t a theroy thread) anything up to 85% of the speed of sound.
Real Fact. You can’t sneeze without closing your eyes. It is believed that if you managed it your eyes would pop out due to the force of the sneeze.