If the motion of the ocean leaves you queasy, the open road makes you dry heave, or the floating feeling at taking off makes your head spin, you're not alone. Motion sickness is a common occurrence among travelers—and one not easily remedied. That's why you have to stop motion sickness before it starts.
The majority of the population will at some point have to contend with that dreaded icky feeling of spewing their guts as they ride in a train, plane or automobile. But why do we get motion sickness, and is there any way we can stop it?
I'm incredibly jealous of people who can read a book while riding in a car or hang out on a boat in choppy waters or act completely normal on a plane without getting motion sickness. Those bastards. So why is it that the rest of us get motion sickness? It's an eyes and ears thing, apparently. Watch it. [ASAP Science…
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