Mysterious Sneezes

Jun 01, 04:00 AM
Is it safe to hold in a sneeze? What happens when you sneeze in Space? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy take a peek up our noses as they unpick this week's mystery. 

Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode.

Mystery: Is it safe to hold in a sneeze? 
 
  • In ancient times, sneezes were thought of as bad omens and warnings from Gods.
  • Pope Gregory the Great in 590 thought it was an early sign of the plague that was wreaking havoc on Roman Empire. 


INTERVIEW with Chelsea Gohd, staff writer at Space.com discussing what happens when you sneeze in space! 

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Music by Chad Crouch - Algorithms