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We Need To Stop Saying ‘Bless You’

We Need To Stop Saying ‘Bless You’

Photo by James Gathany/CDC Here’s a cool thing. When you’re sick, or allergic, or something flies up your nose, and you spasm and expel mucus, it’s polite for anyone around you, including complete strangers, to call attention to it. In English-speaking countries they say “Bless you,” in most of Europe…

This Is What Happens When You Hold In Your Sneezes

This Is What Happens When You Hold In Your Sneezes

Sneezes are powerful — we can sneeze at 64km/h and at distances up to 9m. And there’s nothing worse than wanting to sneeze but not being able to. Sometimes, you just have to stop a sneeze, but that can’t be good for us, can it?