How Far Does a Sneeze Travel?

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Sneezed particles typically can travel between 13 and 17 feet. However, the traveling distance of a sneeze is commonly reported up to three time that distance, Discovery reports.

Expelled droplets can travel between five and 200 times farther by traveling as droplets in an invisible gas cloud, explains LiveScience.

The exact speed at which these particles move is also debatable and circumstantial. The test participants on the show “Myth Busters,” a Discovery Channel series, recorded the speed of their sneezes at 35 and 39 miles per hour. In addition, sneezed particles travel at approximately 93 miles per hour, claims LiveScience.