Asked by: Tom England, Liverpool
Sneezing is a way for your body to reset the nasal environment by getting rid of any irritating particles and restoring the correct level of mucus – either too much mucus or too little can trigger a sneeze. For a single sneeze to guarantee to shift any possible irritant, it would have to be dangerously powerful. Sneezes already expel air at 160km/h (100mph), so it’s safer to just chain a few sneezes together if the first doesn’t do the job.
Luis trained as a zoologist, but now works as a science and technology educator. In his spare time he builds 3D-printed robots, in the hope that he will be spared when the revolution inevitably comes.