"When someone is yawning, do you yawn too?"..

@anjoks (2084)
January 31, 2007 6:52am CST
I've been figuring that out for the longest time. . . It seems that nobody's sure why yawning is contagious. What do you know about these?
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@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I yawned just reading the title for this discussion! LOL!
@anjoks (2084)
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
Haha! ... LOL
• Canada
7 May 07
Yawning is the sucking in of oxygen as your brain is lacking oxygen and that is you you yawn in the first place. So if you yawn and suck in an ammount of air that takes away air from another person so they then have to yawn as well. I think it is something like this. I remember having a discussion with my science teacher. But that was like 2 years ago or something.
• Malaysia
6 May 07
hey i feel the same too... maybe its all about the mind..
• Netherlands
5 May 07
I'm not sure I know why yawning is contagius, but when I saw somebody yawning....automatically, I'll yawn too. I hate it when that happened but I can't help it even if I try to turn my head to look the other way, I will still yawn too...
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I have always wondered the reason for that too! I'm not sure why, but it happens to me all the time too. Sometimes when I'm talking to a friend and one of us yawns, we'll just start passing it back and forth and we take turns yawning! lol It's pretty funny, but it starts to get annoying after awhile when you can't get it to stop! haha
@gegegelay (934)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
LOL =) Even just the word 'yawn' makes me yawn (like now). I don't know why it's so contagious. If I see someone yawn, I do too! I have no idea if anyone has a scientific explanation for this. But I believe there is though.
@kerrypooh (283)
5 Apr 07
i allway yawn if someone else does its odd isn't it
• Pakistan
28 Mar 07
Its a nature, when someone especially my friend is yawning. Then I will join him.
@raveena (1356)
• India
27 Mar 07
Here Are Some Quick Did You Know Facts On Yawning: Reading about yawning will make you yawn. Yawning is contagious. Seeing someone yawning will make you yawn too, usually within five minutes. Most yawns occur during the hour before sleeping and the hour after waking. All animals yawn - fish, birds, snake, dogs, cats etc. Research has shown that at 11 week old fetuses yawn. The average duration of a yawn is about 6 seconds. Did you yawn while reading all of this? If you did, I hope it was not from boredom. I am yawning as this sentence is being written (YAWN).
@vicky19810 (1601)
• China
17 Mar 07
lol...,it is a funny post,and yes,someone will yawn when seeing others yawn.me too.
• United States
17 Mar 07
i yawn after they do always happens that way
@srlxmi (253)
• India
4 Feb 07
it happens....its like when you see somebody falling asleep you feel sleepy too...;)that is why the person sittin in the front seat with the driver is adviced not to fall asleep during night journeys...what if the driver falls asleep..??!!!
@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
4 Feb 07
Yes it's contiguous and no one knows exactly how or why but it happens all of the time.. even if a cat or a dog yawn it can make people yawn too. lol
• Sri Lanka
31 Jan 07
Not all the time, but yes i've noticed too. If there are five people in the room, atleast 2-3 will yawn one after the other.