• Question: Can you cry underwater?

    Asked by cruelladevil to Daren, Jenny, Lynne, Phillip on 25 Jun 2014.
    • Photo: Daren Fearon

      Daren Fearon answered on 25 Jun 2014:


      I imagine so, but the tears would instantly be diluted by the surrounding water.

    • Photo: Lynne Thomas

      Lynne Thomas answered on 25 Jun 2014:


      Yes you can but you wouldn’t feel them rolling down your cheeks as you will already be covered in water which will take it away immediately. Unless you are wearing goggles that is! It is all about the pressure that your tearducts can exert to push water out. I think you can also sweat under water as this is the way in which your body cools its core temperature and if you are exercising, your internal temperature will still rise.

    • Photo: Jenny Eyley

      Jenny Eyley answered on 27 Jun 2014:


      Although your eyes might be able to water, I think you’d struggle to sob underwater – you’d end up inhaling lots of water!

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