Saturday, November 10, 2007

Achoo!



Jay Krieger came across an amusing article discussing why we say "bless you" whenever we sneeze. He explains what messages are used by other cultures around the world when they sneeze.

20 comments:

JFLMad said...

cool!

Useless facts but they are true!

Did you know that it's impossible to open your eye when you sneeze. It won't harm you even if you are trying. Also, it's just about impossible to hold your eyelids open while you sneeze. They snap shut by reflex.

People can't sneeze when they are asleep..never knew about it

Anonymous said...

God bless you, you just sneezed!!
Lol! True what jflmad said.

deafk said...

cool information, smile!

Get ready for the sneezing,& sniffing season, and say a lot of bless you's!

LaRonda said...

Oh entertaining vlog post, Jay! Good one. I have something to add. I never sneeze just once. I always sneeze in sets of 3. Kind of weird, but not as weird as my mom who sneezes like 6 or 7 times in a row when she sneezes! We no longer say, Bless You. Now we say, "Run for your lives!" ;)

~ LaRonda

Jodi said...

Jay..
As an American deafie living in the Netherlands I can safely say they do not have a "saying" when a person sneezes..my partner found it "quaint" when I was "blessing" him..finally he asked me why I did it, told him it was just a thing we did in the states,,
so BLESS YA !!!
JustJodi

DeafKathy (Wilson) said...

Another reason we are blessed after we sneeze is that we still have our eyes in our eye sockets!

Karen Mayes said...

Laronda, you are right... like you, I sneeze in sets of 3. I notice my daughter does it also. I wonder why... :o)

Human bodies are weird, huh?

DEAFNAVYHARLEYDAVIDSONUSA said...

ACHOO ??? GOSH YOU MIGHT BE ALLERGY ME BECAUSE OF HUMAN SMELL OR DUST FROM AIR ON ME ??? JUST KIDDING TO YOU AND TEASE YOU GOD BLESS YOU THAT YOU ARE NOT ALLERY ME WHEW

Dennis Bacon said...

Interesting subject you brought up. It is true pretty much. I tend to sneeze when the sunlight hit my eyes. Any of you do that?

Anonymous said...

interesting informations and I learned something new! :-) I always sneeze a lot during allergic season however I do sneeze not during allergic season, too...more than one!
I learned that Midwest states have high allergic (high pollen) than west and east (interesting). When I moved to Midwest state from east, I noticed that I have more allergic such as sinus, sneezes, coughs, Penicillin, etc.
CJ

kira said...

cool!
russian "be health"

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing the interesting facts !!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting and funny fact! Believe it or not but sometimes I wake up sneezing. Ah..ah..ah..achoo! That's what woke me up..grrr!! I wanna sleep some more..;-(

Minnie Mae said...

Nice to see Jay K "again" ... and the information he shared was interesting, of course. What I have always done (like my mom always did, and perhaps my children will do) is sign "SNEEZE YOU!!" when I see my kids sneeze. Then we "giggle" together. I don't do that to people outside the family though, but I never felt comfortable with using the concept "Bless you." Interesting?

Anonymous said...

In Dutch "gezondheid" means "be health"

SnoopyFreak02

Renee said...

November 22, 2007

Kala mera. Agios O' Theos.

My dad (God rest his soul) used to sneeze 12-15 times in 2 minutes.
I usually sneeze 5 times in less than a minute.

Your vlog is cheerful and very entertaining. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Jay, I'm grateful for individuals like you who enjoy sharing words of wisdom-such as the geese, this sneezing bless, among all others...enlightening! Please remain as you are and continue to grow spiritually, may your life be enrichened always! Sincerely...

Anonymous said...

Interesting fact! . When we have a bad cold, we sneeze a lot. I would not consider it as a blessing. People won't sit near people who sneeze a lot ( cold) in order to avoid catching a cold.

Sandra Goldstein

Anonymous said...

Jay, thank you for sharing articles in ASL with us. I always find yours interesting. Please continue. Warmest regards, Deaf Canadian

Tracy said...

Wow, it's very interested information. I never thought about that and also never hear before but only know 'GOD BLESSES YOU" I should learn something new!!!