Warning: this blog post may get a little gross if you don't like mucus-related physics talk. Reader discretion advised.
So, ever wonder just how fast you sneeze? Or rather, how fast the snot comes out of your nose when you sneeze?
Well, so did Adam and Jamie on Mythbusters. They investigated a myth that when sneezing, the mucus can eject from your nose at speeds of up to 100mph. That myth was busted though, and they instead found snot-rocket speeds to be only about 35-40mph. Still - that's the speed a car goes on most streets, and it's pretty fast.
Imagine how far you could shoot snot rockets...the snot would act as a projectile that we could use our projectile equations on in order to find the initial velocity. Jamie and Adam did just that - see how far theirs went:
Gross! Well, that's about as much as I can take on the subject...thanks for reading! Hope you found it interesting.
Until next time,