What is the highest speed measured for particles expelled through a sneeze?

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THE HUMAN QUESTION #1450

What is the highest speed measured for particles expelled through a sneeze?

166.7 km/hour

Explanation

A sneeze (or sternutation) is a semi-autonomous, convulsive expulsion of air from the lungs through the nose and mouth,usually caused by foreign particles irritating the nasal mucosa. When you sneeze, some 40,000 microscopic droplets are catapulted 2-3 metres. According to Guinness World Records, the highest speed recorded for particles expelled through sneezing no less than 166,7 km/hour. An English girl holds the record for the longest continuing bout of sneezing - altogether, it lasted 978 days.

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