Sneezing... 2 times or 3 times?

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How many times do you sneeze?

  1. Twice

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  2. Thrice

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  3. Mmmm... something else

    8 vote(s)
    57.1%
  1. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    #1
    In my experience, folks are generally divided into 2 distinct camps...
    Those who sneeze twice
    And those who sneeze thrice​

    Clearly there are occasions where people might only sneeze once, or multiple times
    But as a general rule, are you a twice or a thrice sneezer?

    I almost always sneeze 3 times

    Now, one can no doubt speculate on a correlation between sneezing and other factors
    Mac users sneeze 3 times, Windows 2 times
    iPhone users sneeze 3 times, Android 2 times
    Smarter people sneeze 3 times, others 2 times
    Attractive people sneeze 3 times, others 2 times​

    Obviously these are just based on my personal observations :)
    Feel free to draw your own conclusions... and comment accordingly ;)
     
  2. samiwas Suspended

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    #2
    I'm usually a double sneezer. But I went through an odd phase where I'd sneeze three times every single morning about an hour after I woke up. Really weird. My assistant at work got the point where it would happen, and she'd just say "There it is!".

    I know one guy who has sneezing fits and every time he sneezes, it's in the 12-16 range. But they're all really suppressed and it sounds like he's hyperventilating.

    I'm not even going to begin to speculate on Mac/Windows sneezing.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    #3
    Must be those drugs you've been taking :D

    Multiple sneezes in a set (even two) is very rare for me - maybe that will happen every year or two.
    Two or three (or more) - I don't seem prone to that response.
    One sneeze, pleeze!
    Maybe it's because I am not particularly sensitive - no allergies, afaik.

    Oddest response I have ever seen - I worked with a lady in retail store early in my life, stocking shelves. There's a fair amount of dust created. This lady would sneeze, then would always say the word "atchoo". It seemed completely involuntary. Not sure if that counts as one or two!
     
  4. MacDawg thread starter macrumors P6

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    I usually try to get a strong first sneeze to ward off the other two I know are coming
    But alas, it is to no avail, as the other two almost surely follow no matter what I do
    But that first one... well, lets just say I have come close to putting folks into cardiac arrest with those :D
     
  5. Renzatic Suspended

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    Sometimes I sneeze twice. Sometimes I sneeze three times. I've even sneezed four times or more.

    The only thing I've garnered from it is that there's a lot of snot in my head, and it must be expelled.
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I've really bad hay fever and can literally sneeze my way to a nosebleed. Actually managed to give myself concussion several times.
     
  7. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    But you're an elephant. What you lack in numbers, you make up for in pure volume.
     
  9. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Generally speaking, 1.5 times. :p Many times it's just once, but others times it takes two sneezes to get it all out. It's exceptionally rare if I sneeze more than twice.
     
  10. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Once. I can count on one hand the number of times in my life I've double sneezed.

    I once had a roommate who double sneezed. Everyone else I know sneezes once.
     
  11. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I've started a few tornados during allergy season...:oops:
     
  12. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I sneeze usually just once so I guess I'm an outcast.
     
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  14. twietee macrumors 603

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    Same here. *high five*
     
  15. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Apple needs to add sneeze sensing to the Apple Watch. This is too important an issue to allow guesswork. Maybe a combination of the gyro, accel, and mic, with some digital filtering to recognize the motion coincident with the sneezing sound. If they don't, some other smart-watch vendor will, and then Apple is doooooomed.

    No, I'm not serious at all.
     
  16. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    My mother is one of those astonishing sneezers, regularly sneezing in the 14-16 range.

    And yes, until she had a nostril cauterised around a decade and a half ago, she occasionally sneezed her way to a massive nose bleed.
     
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  19. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Historically, I was a 2-sneezer. Recently I've been a 3-sneezer.
     
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