TIL in 2018, a 34-year-old man blew a hole in his throat by holding his nose and closing his mouth while sneezing. The expulsion of air from a sneeze can propel mucous droplets at a rate of 100 mph. He was given antibiotics and put on a feeding tube for 7 days and recovered with no permanent damage.

Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/15/health/sneeze-blows-hole-in-throat/index.html

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  1. I do that regularly. Not the blowing a whole in myselfpart, but the holding in a sneeze part. Now granted I don’t actually pinch my nose so I’m probably not succeeding 100%.

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