I had a liitle league coach who could blow smoke out of the corners of his eyes. This was a curious but otherwise unremarkable fact until about a year ago when I had a nosebleed so severe that my sinuses filled with blood and blood began to leak out the corners of my eyes. As distressed as I was by the whole situation I knew I hadn’t sprung a new leak unknown to science – thanks to Coach Lookabill.
BTW, this is an excellent way to get immediate service at the emergency room.
I think the reason you don’t get the same effect when trying to clear your ears is that you close the nasal passages at the back of your throat when you do that. At least I think I do.
Finally, don’t think you’re unique, kelli, although you may have a greater ability in this area than most. We all get a little crust in the corners of our eyes. In my family we called it “sleep”. We just didn’t realize it was snot.
If you’re really good at this I suggest you take up smoking and coach little league. You never know when some other kid might need this info.
p.s. Congrats on the millenial post. A truly fitting topic for such a milestone.
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