Monday, March 05, 2007

Fascinating Stuff

So, here's what I learned from a student of a teacher whose sister is a nurse. (That's totally not related, just sounds funny.) Apparently the thing we've been taught to do all of our lives to pop our ears - namely, hold your nose and blow - actually pumps more liquid into your ear. The correct way to pop your ears is to hold your nose and sniff as hard as you can. All of these years... really makes ya think....

Love & Shipoopies,

1 comment:

Andrea said...

FYI - doing either of those is called a "Valsalva" or "ValSalva Effect." There's a medical term for almost everything - even nose hairs!! (Although I can't remember what that is, thankfully) Yes!! The money going towards my Master's degree is already going to such good use!!