Sneezing In 70 Different Countries, And How To Say The 'Bless You' Equivalent Afterwards

February 22, 2018


This is a video of people from 70 different countries demonstrating how they sneeze (I thought we all sneezed the same -- and pick our noses in our cars pretending our windows are privacy screens) and how to say the 'bless you' equivalent afterwards. Me? I've always sneezed the exact same way since middle school -- using my fingers to hold my eyes open and praying to time travel. "How's that working out for you?" I've been creeping into the future a millisecond at a time. Also, no word what the protocol for an international fart is, but my guess is the universal 'point at somebody with their back turned' and blame it on them.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to KM, who agrees you haven't lived until you've sneezed through one of those little plastic whistle-siren noise makers.

  • shashi

    being university educated prepares me for these situations



  • Munihausen

    Ever notice that the volume of a person's sneeze is directly proportional to his/her age?

  • The_Wretched

    Have you ever noticed that one side makes you small?

  • Ollie Williams

    Okay kids. Gather 'round and let Ollie tell you a story on why people say, "Bless you." after sneezing. A long long time ago, when people were idiot morons, people thought sneezing was the soul trying to escape out of the body. People said, "Bless you." because the same idiot morons thought that by saying that phrase, your soul would be sucked back up in your body. So, the next time you kids sneeze and someone says, "Bless you.", tell them to go fuck themselves with that retarded religious bullshit.

  • Jenness

    Grabs the kids that 'gathered round' after Ollie has spoken and informs them fervently "Kids, when Ollie was little no one said 'bless you' and this is what happens" looks over at Ollie "they turn into soulless angry bitter betty haters who ruin everything fun. He also kicks puppies when he's alone and strangles kittens - RUN CHILDREN, for the love of your souls RUNNNN and SCREAM as loud as you want while doing so!!"

    Because what kid doesn't love screaming in mortal terror while running around crazily?

  • Ollie Williams

    You're the uplifting and reasonable yin to my aggressively bitter and angry yang.

  • Jesus Presley ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

    True, Ollie, but now its just part of being courteous. I personally say, "gesundheit", so as not to be an asshole. Jerry Seinfeld offered, "You're sooooo good lookin'". But, that may be taken as offensive and we don't want to end up in the #metoo movement. Alternatively, you could also say, "What the hell's wrong with you?!?!"

  • Ollie Williams

    I'll stick to my usual plan of ignoring the, "Bless you" like I do with the rest of my problems.

  • Bling Nye

    I like to say "bless you" when people fart.

  • Megatron Jenkins

    Huh, I accuse people of talking shit, lol.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    My nose was flaring up just watching this video.

  • TheQiwiMan

    It's way more fun to do this: When someone sneezes around you, look at them, glare, and say "Gross!"

    If everyone did that, the world would be a far more magical place.

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