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Does your heart stop when u sneeze?/

July 7th, 2004, 06:34 PM
Everyone at work is trying to tell me all bodily functions stop when you sneeze,even your heart,that is where the saying god bless you came from>>>I do not believe it..

July 7th, 2004, 06:43 PM
I have never either but they sent me this e-mai i will try to put it here,be right back

July 7th, 2004, 06:44 PM
Can you guess which of the following are true and which are false?

1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
2. Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.
3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 years.
4. People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.
5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!
6. Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.
7. Forty people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.
8. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.
9. The average person over 50 will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.
10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.
11. The average housefly lives for one month.
12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.
14. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.
15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than any other time of day.
16. Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.
17. The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.
18. The only two animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the rabbit and the parrot.
19. John Travolta turned down the starring roles in "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Tootsie."
20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = ST1 />South Carolina State anthem.
21. In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.
22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane, just in case there is a crash.
23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.
24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are used in vein transplant surgery.
25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.
26. If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.

They are all true....Now go back and think about #16

July 7th, 2004, 07:13 PM
I've eaten a spider? I once heard that a cold sore is caused by a spider bite. I know that's not true - - I must have eaten it! :D

July 8th, 2004, 04:43 PM
the average person swollows up to 6 spiders in their sleep during a life time. :D i hate spiders so dont try and think about this one.
i remember being told throughout my childhood that you must say god bless you to someone after a sneeze as a sneeze was once thought to be the bodies way of expelling bad spirits. :D :D
i dont agree with the smoker loosing 2 teeth in 10yrs, i know plenty of older smokers with all their teeth, i have smoked for 16yrs and have beautiful teeth, possibly just he luck of the draw maybe? well i can only hope :D

July 9th, 2004, 02:17 PM
Um Heidi...number 12-how in the world do you get injured on a toilet?

July 9th, 2004, 02:22 PM
God only knows........No way have i eaten a spider i would die,if there is one in my house i have to throw a book on it,i just cant go near them..

July 9th, 2004, 02:33 PM
I don't even want to think about that..i was in a coma for 5 weeks in 2000
when i woke up i had a trach in my throat..could'nt talk till they took it out 3 days later..all i kept thinking about was some spider walking on my face..let alone eating one..ech...really freaky

July 9th, 2004, 03:46 PM
I would imagine #12 would be small children getting their fingers injured by slammin toilet seats.

July 9th, 2004, 03:57 PM
Actually Glasslass,being Swedish :D my youngest when he was about 2 years,was always running around without undies wanted desperatly to use the toilet on his own and the toilet-seat slammed down on his little thingy...ouch,that hurt!!!

July 9th, 2004, 04:05 PM
:eek: Ooooooo! Ow! Ow! Ow! Bet that didn't help the "housebreaking" any! :D

July 11th, 2004, 12:03 AM
There are a couple of places that record such inane information.
The toilet sits there and never attacks anyone however it get blamed for many injuries.
Here are some of the more common occurances.
1) Persons who are violently ill or drunk and barffing their stomach contents into the bowl are often struck on the back of the head by the falling toilet set thus chipping or knocking out a tooth or splitting a lip.
2) Persons who attempt a blind landing on the throne and forget to check the position of the seat. If it is up, many users (mainly women) report getting their bums stuck in the bowl and some receive bruises. Others receive cuts when helpful friends break the bowl to free them and they fall out thus landing on sharp porcelein -- thus gashing their bums (ouch).
3) Many people get their arms stuck in the goose neck bend at the bottom of the toilet bowl while chasing keys, glasses, cell phones,check books, money etc that has fallen in the toilet or been flushed.
4) Sprains and back muscle spasms from twisting to reach and turn off the water supply (located under the tank and dang near inaccessible) to flooding toilets.
5) More men than you would expect report to hospitals that the toilet lid slammed down on their private plumbing parts. (One can only wonder what they were attempting when this happened)
6) persons getting out of a tub with wet feet and placing feet on tile floor-slipping and falling into-onto or next to the toilet. (Why bathroom designers place toilets across from the bath tub is a point to ponder - possibly so the toilet user can communicate with the tub user?) Too much closeness in the relationship. LOL
These are some of the most frequent items reported by the medical and legal professions in the states.

July 11th, 2004, 06:04 PM
i know a woman who died on the toilet, she had an outside loo, pretty comon here in country. anyway a big redbellied black snake had wrapped around the bowl (very common in summer, alwasy check under the lid please) and it bit her, she had a heart attack from the poision and died. and quite a few aussie have been bitten on the bum by a red back spider while in the outhouse, the dunny is a red backs favourite place. so we always look undere the seat of the outhouse loo, esp in the bush, oh i get really paraniod in these loos and go with the door open if no one around, that way i have a good escape for a run if i see anything. nothing worse than using pit toilets at night when camping, eeeeewwwwwwwwwww YUCK, we sort of hover over the seat in a crouched possy not actually touching it (pit toilets foul and you wouldnt want to sit on it anyway), just in case you need to bolt, and some of us call this position, doing the kangaroo :D :D :D .