Sneezing caused by irritation of the nasal mucous membrane.
Do You Cringe At The Sound Of These Words?We've compiled a list of the most cringeworthy words in the English language to try and determine what makes these words so awkward (and hated). Brace yourself. Editor note: Sure to stir some debate among linguists, an online search has determined that moist usually wins this type of competition (so we're not going to include that one here because that's just too easy).
Could an animal speak? Not just bark or meow, but actually speak.From Dr. Doolittle to Jane Goodall, human-animal communication has occupied our thoughts both in fiction and in reality. Dogs recognize their names when they are called; researchers have successfully taught primates to communicate in sign language; and the famed African gray parrot, Alex, built a vocabulary of over 100 English words out of which he learned to form cogent sentences. All of these examples show humans …
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