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The best way to keep it clean while sneezing (Video)

Tuesday - 2/4/2014, 8:58am  ET

WASHINGTON -- It's still the sneezing season, so the question arises: What's the best way to cover up your sneeze?

ABC News conducted a test with food coloring and paper rulers, to see how far the - um, by-products of a sneeze travel through the air. First, the testers established a baseline by sneezing in the open. Then they tried sneezing into their hands, the so-called "Dracula sneeze" and using a tissue.

The winner: sneezing into a tissue. But check it out for yourself - see the video below. It's rated G for Gross, for slow-motion footage of people sneezing:


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WTOP's David Burd contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP on Twitter and on the WTOP Facebook page.

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