Watch This Slow-Motion Sneeze
It’s for science; trust us.
This is what happens when scientists have too much time on their hands—they start filming sneezes in slow motion.
We’re only kidding. When you get down to it, a slow-motion sneeze is pretty important. It will change the way you think about sneezes. (Stop giggling.)
The research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology actually mapped sneezes. The goal: Find ways to contain the germs emitted during a sneeze. That can be tricky because sneezes are complicated matters—they move throughout the air quickly, hovering in spots for minutes or contaminating a surface (sometimes as far as 25 feet away) within split seconds.
The work is ongoing. But, in the meantime, keep this in mind: The best way to cover a sneeze is in your elbow, according to researchers.
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