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With spring coming soon that means allergies and lots of sneezing (well, for me at least). I was wondering…how fast and what is it that comes out of your mouth and nose with you sneeze? According to KidsHealth.org, it is 100 mph! I thought this could be a fun fact to tell your kids.

What is a sneeze?
A sneeze is your body’s way of getting something irritating out of your nose.  Your nose feels a tickle and the sneeze center in your brain responds by coordinating muscles in your belly, chest, and diaphragm to ah-ah-ah-choo! Mucus containing the foreign particles or irratants is expelled and cleanes the nasal cavity. Oh, and don’t forget the eyelid muscles! Did you know that you always close your eyes when you sneeze?

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