how come you can’t sneeze with your eyes open?

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how come you can’t sneeze with your eyes open?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

You can. Work at it a bit. There’s a strong tendency for them to close but I taught myself to hold mine open after reading that it was impossible.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Yeah I always thought this “fact” was made up. Turns out it is. I sneeze eyes-open all the time

Anonymous 0 Comments

The question has a false premise. You can sneeze with your eyes open if you concentrate on it. Oddly, sometimes doing this also kills the sneeze just before it happens. Why this is, is possibly because a sneeze involves a chain of events and closing the eyes is one of them, so if you break a link in the chain you may interrupt the sneeze.