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Do insects sneeze, cough, or hiccup?

That’s funny to think about, but the answer is no. All of those reactions take place only in breathing systems that are similar to ours. Insects breathe through tiny holes in the skin, so they have no reason to sneeze, cough, or hiccup.

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