MIT sneeze study: New research shows sneezes can travel up to 200 feet.
Gross! Sneezes Can Travel Up to 200 Feet
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April 22 2014 1:48 PM

Sneezes Travel Really, Really Far​

Up to 200 feet.

Dude, cover your mouth! Based on new research from MIT, we know now that when you sneeze, it can travel as far as 200 feet–all thanks to a previously undetected gas bubble known as a "multiphase turbulent buoyant bubble." Gross.


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