For many years, people who did not understand what caused sneezing had superstitious beliefs about what they meant! For example, many people thought that sneezing was a sign that a person had been visited by a ghost or spirit!
What are some other superstitions you've heard about sneezing, or some ways you would have tried to explain it if you weren't able to know the truth??
Sources & links
“Does your heart stop when you sneeze?” Everyday Mysteries. The Library of Congress. 14 Sep. 2010 Rudis, Jacquelyn. “True or False: Your Heart Stops Beating When You Sneeze (and Other Common Beliefs About Sneezing).” Health Library. 14 Sep. 2010