Is it possible to sneeze with your eyes open?
Our contributors share their experiences:
- Yes, it's perfectly physically possible. To all of you who say "Your eyes would pop out," let's try thinking about things before we say them, shall we? What do you think your eye sockets are for? The orbital bones? They're there to keep your eyes in. Your eyes will NOT pop out of your head. If your hard bones can't keep your eyes from popping out, what makes you think eyelids would be able to? If you would like evidence to back all this up, the myth busters did an episode all about this.
- As a matter of fact, I tried it several times. I once got it, but I was never able to do it again.
- No. It's a defensive measure. It kinda keeps your eyes in your head. Otherwise they would pop out!!
- Yes, it's possible; I used to do it all the time when I was little. For others it might be harder, or they may not be able to do it. But for some it is quite easy. (I know I can.)
- Yes, it is possible and has happened with many people. Although most cannot, there are some who are able to sneeze with their eyes open (see link below).
- No. Actually, it can cause car crashes when a person's sight is gone for just a couple of seconds.
- It is completely impossible to do so unless you are an alien.
- Yes, if you are Chuck Norris.
- No. If you try to, you will epicly fail.
- One thing I tried is this: When I feel a sneeze coming on, I close my eyes; then, when I sneeze, I open them. It actually worked very well, and just to confirm it, I retested it - and every time I sneeze, it works.
- yes every thing is possible i done this once without even trying but now i cant do it even if i do try
No way! That's just creepy if that was true! And it is impossible to sneeze with your eye open. So it is a myth to sneeze with your eyes open AND to have your eyes pop straight out of you when you sneeze with you eyes open. ________ they wont you eye lids are for spreading water around your eyes so you eyes don't dry out and if you do sneeze with your eye open…
this is under the assumption that kids sneeze the same way as adults: your eyes close when you sneeze to keep bacteria from getting in them. some people can sneeze while their eyes are open, but most can't. answering your question, their might be some kids out there who can, but most probably cannot sneeze with their eyes open.
It's never been proved because closing your eyes is the natural reflex. However, there's an urban legend stating that if you sneeze with your eyes open, your eyes will be forced out of your head by the extreme force and speed of the sneeze (supposedly over a hundred miles an hour). Don't try this at home! Actually nothing happens when you sneeze with your eyes open. The spray is going outward when you sneeze and…
I believe and researched on this issue. You know we always gets a new life after one sneeze. This is why our eyes closes. When we sneeze, our all organs stops working for many micro seconds and that sneeze pushes all the organs to work again in their normal positions. Because sneezing with your eyes open will make them pop out. do NOT try this.
It is possible, but not for most people, most of the time. The contractions of the facial muscles that accompany a sneeze include the muscles of the eyelids that control blinking. So while it is impossible for most people to keep their peepers from shutting during the process, some rare folks are capable of it. Some other comments on the subject: I tried it several times. I got it once, but I was never able…
Can... yes, it could happen in some individuals, though if the structures holding your eyes in their sockets are weak enough for this to occur, whether they're open or closed is probably largely irrelevant. However, the notion that it will happen if you do this is purely an urban legend (it is actually quite difficult to hold your eyes open and sneeze at the same time, so it's not immediately recognizable by most people as…