Can we sneeze with our eyes open?
That would be a most positively, pretty sure, and almost definite no. When we sneeze it affects not only your nose and mouth, the abdomen, chest, neck and face play a role too. The responses the body experiences are all voluntary impulses. Sort of like blinking, breathing and coughing. The energy from sneezing comes from your mouth and nose, not through your eyes. When sneezing, the eye lids close to protect the pressure on the head and respiratory system. The bottom line is that shutting of the eyelids while sneezing is a voluntary protective mechanism.
The myth is that your eyes would pop out of your head while sneezing with them open. Trust me, your eyes will not pop out of your head. In fact the television show Mythbusters proved the myth to be false. You can try to keep you eyes open by holding your lids open and master the art of sneezing that way. And still your eyes will not pop.
What is the only bird whose eyes are larger than their brain?
Just because the Ostrich can not fly does not mean that it is not a bird. Yes, the Ostrich has the largest eyes of any landed or flying bird. In fact, just one eye is almost twice the size of its brain. Each eyeball measures 2 inches or so in diameter. Ostriches can see predators farther away than other birds because of their enormous eyes. Their protruding forehead and long lashes keep the eyes shaded from sunlight overhead. Want to see for yourself? Just don’t get too close to these fast running birds as the Ostrich also has the ability to kick with its extremely strong legs.
One More Question
Does an Ostrich stick his/her head in the sand? That would be a no. An Ostrich tries to hide its head by lowering it towards the ground. The total height of one is about 6 to 9 feet tall making them more noticeable to other predators. Another example is if the Ostrich is threatened while perched on the nest, the hen lays her long neck on the ground trying to blend in to the background.