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posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 01:21 PM
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Why do people say "bless you" after a sneeze? A serious inquiry..
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Post any odd questions you may have




posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 01:28 PM
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Because they used to think in the old days, that a sneeze was your soul trying to escape.



posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 01:48 PM
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Originally posted by DAZ21
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Because they used to think in the old days, that a sneeze was your soul trying to escape.


Oh! I thought it was because people thought the rotten parts of their brains were making a swift exit



posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 01:54 PM
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Lots of theories, but seems the real start is lost to antiquity...

Here are some of the most common explanations...

www.snopes.com...

I've always heard the demon one myself (i.e. the sneeze being the sick demon, the blessing being said to prevent it's return)....



posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 01:58 PM
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A slight variation. The sneeze exposes your soul to demons on the outside which are posed to attack said soul until a "Bless you" scares them off.



posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 02:09 PM
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I have always heard that your heart skips a beat when you sneeze. So people say "bless you" because you didnt die. Seems kind of silly...



posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 02:30 PM
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Gesundheit.



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 12:31 PM
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Well,.. this didn't go as planned, but I learned a few interesting things, such as, people have questioned this before, which surprised me.
Anyone have any questions? Think, crazy style

I willt ry to answer





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