I think we’re all agreed that sneezing is pretty nasty.

I mean, it involves an expulsion of snot from the nose, it spreads icky germs within the blink of an eye and sneezes can be unexpectedly loud at the worst of times.

Not to mention the dirty looks you get from fellow commuters on the subway.

And because there’s a consensus that sneezing is pretty disgusting, we tend to be quite embarrassed about it.

No one wants to gross out their peers because of something as natural as their bodily function. And if you’re one of those people who gets sick easily then a nasty sneeze can be difficult to keep under wraps.

That’s why most of us will try to find our own little ways of controlling our sneezes. Whether it’s by keeping our mouths shut or turning away from anyone in our presence when we know it’s coming, we’ll try anything to appear as least gross as possible.

However, you might want to be careful just how you go about concealing your sneezes. As a kid, I remember being told that if you sneeze with your eyes open, your eyeballs pop out.

Sound ridiculous? Well, it turns out sneezes can have a catastrophic effect on our bodies if we try to interfere with them.