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After seeing Timmothy's cartoon strip today I thought I'd see if there was anything interesting about pepper and/or sneezing. There is. I knew sneezing could  force your breath out at a high rate, up to 100 miles per hour?

My information and the picture above comes from The Library of Congress. Click on the picture to go to the article I received my information from.

The chemical present in all pepper that causes us to sneeze is piperine

The medical term for sneezing is sternutation

According to the Flonase website

A sneeze can travel up to 5 feet.

A sneeze can produce 40,000 droplets.

My Real Estate tie-in is that when you purchase a home you may want to wash the walls... especially if the previous occupant died of an illness.

 

Posted by

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This is fascinating in a way that I wasn’t expecting today. I will start sneezing was just sneezing, but I guess it’s a powerful thing. :) Thanks for posting, Bob!

Feb 21, 2024 06:32 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Laura Cerrano . I was surprised at it as well. Two of the facts combined has we wondering: If a sneeze can reach 100 mph why does it only travel 5 feet?

Feb 21, 2024 06:42 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I never have even thought of washing the walls. It sounds like I should! 😳

Feb 21, 2024 07:10 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I wonder if Falcui knew that no paper mask could hold back that kind firepower ?!!! ….

Feb 21, 2024 07:29 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Ray Henson , in the past I have done this but only because of a home being previously owned by a smoker. Now I see another reason too. I've never investigated how long germs can live so maybe it would not be very important.

Feb 21, 2024 07:32 AM
Ray Henson

When I started my painting career, I was still in high school.  We always had to wash the walls because smokers lived in the house.  We never had to wash the walls later in my career.  It is amazing how much our society has changed.  People just do not smoke in the house any more, Bob "RealMan" Timm.

Feb 21, 2024 08:08 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Good question Michael J. Perry . I subscribe to the group that says "he wouldn't' know his..." 😊

Feb 21, 2024 07:38 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Interesting! Who knew a sneeze could go faster than my car at top speed.

Feb 21, 2024 09:13 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Carol Williams that beggs the question of what car do you drive... solar powered LOL 😊

Feb 21, 2024 12:03 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well tell that to the ignoramuses that have stopped putting their hands in front of their face when they sneeze and cough.... I guess they did not learn anything from the Covid Pandemic, Endre

Feb 21, 2024 09:17 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Ignoramus is a good title for such as those you describe Endre Barath, Jr. . Another pet peeve for me is those who do not excuse themselves from the table when they blow their nose. I will never forget a day in Jr High School a class clown (with no class) blew his nose on a piece of bread and showed everyone. I couldn't eat bread for a long time after that.

Feb 22, 2024 06:23 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I sneeze and I have no idea why. What is the cause? The sneezes are powerful! Sometimes two in a row. Sometimes three in a row, but not often. Then...nothing...for hours and days. A mystery as to why it happens.

Feb 25, 2024 03:16 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I think I sneeze a couple times a week and it's one big sneeze. Carol is a minimum of three and she is quite loud as well. Our kids are one or two but not nearly as loud as Carol or I.

Feb 25, 2024 05:57 PM