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Sneezin' Surveys, Batman! [Sep. 26th, 2007|09:30 am]
Since I've been thinking about sneezing a lot (see previous entry), I wanted to throw out my semi-sorta-monthly curiosity survey. I have Photic Sneeze Reflex but a lot of people seem to not know about it. How about you?

Poll #1061581 Photic Sneeze Reflex

Had you heard of Photic Sneeze Reflex?

Yep; I knew about it.
Nope; it's news to me.

Do you sneeze is response to sudden bright light?

Pretty consistently... *achoo*
I at least get a tingle in my nose
Not that I've noticed
What? You guys are kidding, right?

[User Picture]From: tilton
2007-09-26 04:35 pm (UTC)
I had this really severely when I was a little kid, maybe up until I was ten years old. I used to have a great deal of fun making myself sneeze by looking directly at the sun.

For some reason, it vanished after that, and I don't have it at all anymore. Weird!
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[User Picture]From: brokkentwolf
2007-09-27 12:25 am (UTC)
You burnt your trigeminal nerve.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-09-26 06:10 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I wonder if it's because, when you're driving, you're keeping your vision focused forwards.
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[User Picture]From: aaron_raccoon
2007-09-26 05:14 pm (UTC)
With me there's usually a delay of a few minutes.
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[User Picture]From: rummy_raccoon
2007-09-26 06:39 pm (UTC)
I always wondered about why the sun would make me sneeze when i walked outside on a bright day. I theorized that it's another trait left from evolution. Our ancestors lived in dirty shelters and when they would walk out of a dark dirty shelter the sneezing response to the sun would help clear the crap out of their sinuses. Anyhow, thats what I had come up with when I was younger =3
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[User Picture]From: menagerie73
2007-09-26 08:08 pm (UTC)
I've had it all my life. Usually when it's really sunny outside, and I just walk into it. I didn't know it had a name, nor did I ever meet anyone else who did it until last year.
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[User Picture]From: swandog
2007-09-26 09:49 pm (UTC)
Holy cow! I never knew there was a name for it! O_o I've had it all my life, and my dad as well...bright sunlight is the worst! (And that's part of why my char is nocturnal.)
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[User Picture]From: furtech
2007-09-27 12:14 am (UTC)
I also get it going from cold and dark to hot and light.

Also: may not be able to get together this trip. Taking it easy after the road trip and just quietly hanging out. I should be back up this way again in a few months, so maybe then (when things have calmed down more). Looking forward to it!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-09-27 09:36 pm (UTC)
Hey, no prob. Just drop me a line next time you're in the area and have some free time to kick around.
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[User Picture]From: flint_otter
2007-09-27 12:44 am (UTC)
Yuppers, I have it and always have. Heck, if I stare at a light bulb it will even trigger it.
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[User Picture]From: spazfox
2007-09-27 03:34 am (UTC)
I got it bad.
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[User Picture]From: torrle
2007-09-28 01:36 pm (UTC)
It's consistently inconsistent, for me. It'll only get triggered only about once every few weeks when I leave for school, but definitely not every time.
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