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This Japanese Man Made Himself Sick After Forcing Himself To Sneeze 300 Times

"There is no next time," he said after overcoming a short illness he believes was caused by the forced sneezing. "I don't want to do it anymore."

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A Japanese man named Tan has seen his YouTube channel's small audience rapidly expand after footage of him forcing himself to sneeze over 300 times went viral.

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In the video Tan attempts to sing the entire theme of the anime series Dragon Ball while forcing himself to sneeze before each word. Fashioning a tissue into a pointed cone, Tan wiggles the sneeze inducer up his nose until the inevitable occurs.

Tan's video is on Twitter, YouTube, and meme/funny video database 9GAG – where it has received almost two million views.

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The original video is actually from 2016 and only has 55,000 views. It took other vehicles such as Twitter and 9GAG to take the sneezing fully viral in 2017.

"I never expected to shame myself to the world," Tan told BuzzFeed News. "I guess it's good if the world is sparking with my video."

Tan's artistic endeavors took a toll, however, and for two days after filming he was sick with a sore throat and a fever. He blames the 300+ sneezes he forced out of his body.

"There is no next time," he said. "I don't want to do it anymore."

"There is no next time," he said. "I don't want to do it anymore."

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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