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  1. #1 Carbonation and the ears 
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    This could go in health and medicine, but really any health-related topic dealing with specific physiological phenomena is just as appropriate, in my opinion, in biology.

    Hope I don't sound too weird here, but does anyone have any knowledge of the gas from carbonated beverages travelling through the Eustachian tubes to the ear, where something is affected, causing a funny sensation, and causing the head to shake, upon which the sensation subsides? Haha...yeah, that's totally weird. I'm not making it up though, honestly.


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    Maybe th gas movement caould alter flow in the labyrinthe causing some sort of vestibular thing for moment... but Im just making stuff up so probably not!!
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    maybe if you poured the drink in your ear it might

    but i've never heard of the phenomenom or experienced it.
    it only happens when you have a carbonated beverage?
    does it happen everytime?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacketate
    maybe if you poured the drink in your ear it might

    but i've never heard of the phenomenom or experienced it.
    it only happens when you have a carbonated beverage?
    does it happen everytime?
    I believe it's only with carbonated beverages, and it doesn't happen every time. Could it be that the body's balancing mechanism, which I know has something to do with a part in the ear, be thrown off...?
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