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  1. #1 Your generic sciency questions 
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    I'm sure some of us know the answers to a few pubs facts, none the less, I've posted this so if you have a question that you don't know the answer to, well it may be answered. I have a question:

    Why do we sneeze when leaving a dark room, and then look at the sun?


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    We are allergic to heaven.


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    because that's what you should do
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    you shouldn't look in the sun anyway. It's bad for your eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 425 Chaotic Requisition
    Why do we sneeze when leaving a dark room, and then look at the sun?
    Do we? I never noticed that.

    Btw let's keep this thread clean, I'm counting 3 offtopic posts already.
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    To answer your question: not everyone does that, and the explanation I've heard is that it's a result of some "faulty wiring" in the brain. Apparently, sneezing when staring at a bright light isn't a serious evolutionary disadvantage.
    In fact, I find the ability to induce a sneeze practical when I know one's bound to come anytime and I can choose to place it in a tissue or my girlfriend's face (or even worse: the monitor).
    ...Wait, what?
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    I have a similar question:

    Why do I sneeze when I eat mints, or dark chocolate (nice)?
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    Why do I sneeze when I eat mints, or dark chocolate (nice)?
    Are you a smoker, do you have any allergies?
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    Non-smoker. But I do suffer from hayfever.
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