ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 19: A general view of Sanford Stadium during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Kentucky Wildcats on November 19, 2011 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The Alliance of American Football just gained another former college football star. Longtime Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is reportedly headed to the AAF. He’s the latest former star quarterback to join the new league.Murray joins former Penn State star Christian Hackenberg and Wisconsin standout Scott Tolzien. The former Georgia star spent four years in the NFL with various teams – most recently with the Los Angeles Rams in 2017.Murray, 28, is currently the SEC career touchdown leader after he passed the Manning brothers and former Bulldogs star Matt Stafford.Now, he joins the Alliance of American Football.Former UGA QB Aaron Murray has signed a player contract with The Atlanta Legends pic.twitter.com/JNe3vnyebx— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) November 20, 2018The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Murray out of Georgia in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL draft. He played for the Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Rams before leaving the NFL to pursue a career in broadcasting.After spending time with CBS Sports, Murray is leaving the booth for the field yet again.He’ll play for the Atlanta Legends. The AAF season kicks off on February after the Super Bowl.
IN AN ONGOING series, Business Insider is answering readers’ why questions related to science.This week, the site’s writers tackled the question: What is best way to sneeze?Here’s what they found out….It’s spring, that wonderful season of allergies. And with allergies comes sneezing.In addition to allergies, sneezing can be caused by being too full, bright lights and even orgasms. But as common as sneezing is — other animals sneeze too — scientists know little about the phenomenon.“A sneeze is designed to expel foreign particles and irritants from your airway, particularly your nasal cavity, and is a protective reflex,” says Dr Jonathan Moss of the Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates.With sneezing myths running rampant on the Internet, we decided to put the following questions to the experts.Which Way’s the Exit?If the sneeze is supposed to clean out our noses, should we let it out our mouths too? Sure, said Moss.“The goal is to expel the irritant from the nasal cavity,” said Moss, so it’s important to sneeze at least partly out of your nose.However, because the nasal cavity isn’t big enough alone to handle the release of such a large volume of air, some of the sneeze pretty much has to go out your mouth. “The caveat being that if someone tries to withhold a sneeze, this volume will be lessened and the mouth could remain closed,” Moss said.Holding It In vs. Letting It OutThe most common mistake people make when sneezing is just that — trying to hold it in.“Don’t!” said Moss.The process of sneezing is a defensive reflex. The body has to expel foreign particles, such as dust or pollen, that enter our upper airway.Because a sneeze causes high pressures in your internal airways, holding it in can be harmful. But it causes problems only in rare situations. “These complications can include hearing loss, forcing air into the eye or brain, rupture or clotting of blood vessels, or breaking a rib,” Moss said.And keeping your eyes open when you sneeze? It IS possible.Once the “sneeze centre of the brainstem” has been stimulated, it sends multiple muscle contraction signals to your body. One of them tells your eyes to close. “While it may not be impossible to keep from closing your eyes, it would take a conscious effort to keep them open,” Moss said.The Best Sneeze InterceptorAll in all, a sneeze may be annoying, but it is good for you. “In our society, some may consider sneezing a faux pas, but what I typically tell my patients is to let it fly!”The only problem is that these sneezes can spread germs to others around you.While a few media outlets have done home experiments putting sneeze barriers to the test, scientists have been busy in the lab trying to figure out the best way to sneeze in order to stop the germ flow.“Ambient air currents may also move the sneezed airflow around more slowly later, thus transporting airborne viruses beyond the immediate vicinity of the sneezer,” Dr. Julian W. Tang of the Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health told Business Insider.He’s conducted experiments — seen in the GIFs below — to find out the proper way to catch your sneeze.So, is it the open-hand catch? From “Qualitative Real-Time Schlieren and Shadowgraph Imaging of Human Exhaled Airflows: An Aid to Aerosol Infection Control,” By Julian Tang, et al WeWork CEO Adam Neumann told employees he’s ‘humbled’ by the collapse of the firm’s IPO From “Qualitative Real-Time Schlieren and Shadowgraph Imaging of Human Exhaled Airflows: An Aid to Aerosol Infection Control,” By Julian Tang, et al These 10 cities are most at risk of an OB-GYN shortage, according to a troubling new study South Korea kicked up its trade war with Japan by making it 3 times harder for companies to export goods there Or the wait-was-that-a-cough open fist? The EU accuses Boris Johnson of only ‘pretending’ to negotiate a Brexit deal Or the quick-quick-grab-a-tissue?From “Qualitative Real-Time Schlieren and Shadowgraph Imaging of Human Exhaled Airflows: An Aid to Aerosol Infection Control,” By Julian Tang, et alThe WINNER: The tissue.”Lots of tissues,” Tang said, and wash your hands after.No matter the sneeze catcher, the amount of snot stopped has “a lot of it has to do with how fast you can cover your sneeze”.The permeability of the barrier used to catch the sneeze is also important. “Lower-ply tissues [lower than four-ply] may not contain the force of the sneeze that may just blow through the tissue,” he said.When using the hand or fist, it is important to note that any gaps between fingers will spread the sneeze.Sneezing into your sleeve has variable effectiveness, depending on sleeve length and how fast you can cover up. And the sleeve now contains your germs, which can spread to other objects it comes into contact with.So let it fly — into a tissue, please.Read: Man sneezes into his trombone during concertMore: Your sneezing cat can predict* the weather