Tuesday, 30 June 2015

How Do Elephants And Other Animals Sneeze?

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Do elephants sneeze, and how? Elephant trunks are incredible multitaskers, used for smelling, touching, carrying, breathing - and yes, sneezing. Elephants sneeze through their trunks as it is still their nose.

Terrestrial animals aren't the only ones who get the urge to achoo sometimes. Whales and dolphins have to 'breathe out and blow the water out before they can breathe in' through their blowhole, fulfilling the same function as a sneeze. Even fish cough or sneeze to clear particulate matter in the water that 'clogs' the gills.