Day’?s Verse:
Like the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of fools.
This too is meaningless.

Ecclesiastes 7:6

A recent study conducted by the University of Marlborough at Avalon Orchards suggests that larger, louder sneezes produce a longer, more satisfying post-sneeze glow. The study, which asked sneezers to rate their satisfaction immediately after a sneeze and an hour after that sneeze, found that people who initially sneezed loudly not only felt high immediate satisfaction, but that satisfaction lasted longer than for small sneezers.
Despite the high satisfaction of a large sneeze, one researcher warned against enlarging sneezes unnecessarily. He noted, “Watch out for those really big sneezes — a strong enough sneeze can cause your retina to detach.”

Researchers hypothesized that the more powerful sneeze expelled more nasal detritus, clearing the nasal passages more effectively than smaller sneezes. The study noted that large-sneezers also reported significant amounts of mucus on their hands after a huge sneeze. The research team intends to follow up with additional studies comparing nasal clarity with sneeze size.

3 thoughts on “Big Sneezes Feel Better, Study Shows

  1. So what they’re saying is that more mucus on my hands equals more sustained satisfaction? I could buy that. I saw my baby cousin yesterday. Her finger was perpetually in her nose, and she seemed pretty happy.

  2. Yeah, I’m a big sneezer. So’s my dad. And yeah, I get some serious mucus on my hands sometimes. Gross….but incredibly satisfying.

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