Throughout history, many cultures believed that a sneeze was the beginning of an illness, and they would wish blessings or good health on the person who sneezed. According to HowStuffWorks, a similar phrase is Germany is "gesundheit."
During Pope Gregory's reign in the sixth century, sneezing heralded the onset of the Bubonic Plague, and it became a widespread practice to invoke blessings upon any who sneezed in order to entreat protection from God. During the Middle Ages, it was believed that the heart stopped for the short moment during a sneeze, and the soul left the body. Blessing the person who sneezed was a way of welcoming the soul back to the body.Learn More
WebMD notes that people do not sneeze in their sleep. Wikipedia explains that during sleep, motor neurons are inactive and reflex signals are not transmitted to the brain, which make sneezing during sleep impossible.Full Answer >
There is no definite scientific answer to why most people sneeze two or three times in one go. However, people who sneeze more than three times most likely have special immunological or neurological characteristics. For instance, they may have allergies, notes Scienceline.Full Answer >
As the famous Winston Churchill quote states, "those who do not remember history are surely doomed to repeat it." History is important because it shows trends of culture, society, economics and other aspects of human development. By studying history, it is possible to find causes and effects of important events and use the knowledge to inform later decisions.Full Answer >
The Mexican hat dance is a dance that was created around 1920 as a symbol of national unity. The demanding dance is performed to a medley of tunes known as Jarabe, which means sweet syrup.Full Answer >