Can you sneeze in space?


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Author's Note: Can you sneeze in space?

Just for the record, it has been hot and humid for the past several days, and my allergies kicked like no one's business. During the writing of this article, I must have sneezed 20 times. It got so bad that I had to bring in a roll of toilet paper because I was running out of tissues. Enjoy!

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