• To keep our eyes from popping out
  • It's not quite proven as to why but there are theories. Here's another theory.
  • its not clear why its one of those mystreys were no one has a clue but aparntly so .. When the inside of your nose gets a tickle, a message is sent to a special part of your brain called the sneeze center. The sneeze center then sends a message to all the muscles that have to work together to create the amazingly complicated process that we call the sneeze.Some of the muscles involved are the abdominal (belly) muscles, the chest muscles, the diaphragm (the large muscle beneath your lungs that makes you breathe), the muscles that control your vocal cords, and muscles in the back of your throat. Also, the eyelid muscles! That is why we close our eyes when we sneeze.
  • I think it's a built in device to keep us from pooping at the same time. :-)
  • It's just a natural reaction.
  • After hearing it was impossible to sneeze without closing the eyes I started practicing keeping mine open. Now I can keep my eyes open while sneezing. I figure it must just be reflexive. The body trains itself by repetition.

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