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Subject: How big does a particle have to be to make me sneeze

Date: Sat Jan 1 10:29:11 2005
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How big does a particle on the mucus membrane in my nose have to be to make me 
sneeze.  Dust particles are certainly big enough to cause a sneeze, but it says 
in another article here that a virus is too small to be felt.  Exactly how big 
does the particle have to be for my nose to feel it?

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