Do You Sneeze When You See Bright Lights?

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  1. science
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    I always sneeze when I go outside and look directly at the sun, or at some other very bright light. I thought everyone does this, but I read that only 1/3 of the population has this happen after reading this interesting article:

    http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=lookin...rigger-a-sneeze


    So... do you?
     
  2. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

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    uhhh nope. i squint though
    or i just dont stare at bright lights often enough to notice that i sneeze everytime
     
  3. wilddenim

    wilddenim Candy!

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    No, but what's strange for me is that I'm a chocolate lover. Chocolates....I can't live without them!

    But I sneeze if I eat dark chocolates. *shrugs*
     
  4. science
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    If I have a sneeze that doesn't want to come out, I turn on a light and tilt my head up, and it helps me sneeze. But I look like an idiot when I do it in public
     
  5. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

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    you look like an idiot all the time :]
    jk jk. i hate that feeling when i want to sneeze, but i cant
    its too bad i cant force myself to like you can
     
  6. Jhongerkong

    Jhongerkong GBAtemp Fan

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    Whoa, I thought I was the only one. But yeah, if I look at the sun or a flourescent light, I sneeze no matter what. Rarely do I not though.
     
  7. Dermy

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    Yep, almost every time I step outside. Usually like 3 times in a row. Weird huh.
     
  8. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

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    No, I do not. I never even heard of that happening, actually. Interesting....
     
  9. Ferrariman

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    Yes, I do, and get asked if I have allergies all the time. [​IMG]
     
  10. Doomsday Forte

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    When I look at bright lights, even briefly, I feel exhausted or just totally drained for a moment. Like I could look at the sun for a quick second and immediately go to bed.
     
  11. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    Not that I'm aware of. I haven't noticed anything yet. I can't recall anyone I know saying anything like that either.
     
  12. Ferrariman

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    My mom does it too, it runs in the family.
     
  13. santakuroosu

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    ^This.
     
  14. Gore

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    ya.
     
  15. silent sniper

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    well, whenever it is I sneeze it's when I'm in bright light. I don't know, I never really made track. Next time I have to sneeze, I'll look at a bright light.
     
  16. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

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    With the sun, yeah.
     
  17. Talaria

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    Wow. I've never ever heard of this or observed it, interesting.
     
  18. Awdofgum

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    Yes, every time I step outside to Florida's bright sun.
     
  19. science
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    Same, I sneeze multiple times in a row too lol
     
  20. gizmo_gal

    gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

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    Nope. I sneeze just from normal stuff like dust and stuff in the woods. I sneeze in the mornings alot, but I dont think my sneezing has any connection to bright light, it'll make an interesting experiment to see if I could induce a sneeze out of myself from turning on a light.
     
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