Student Yawned in Class ... And Couldn't Close Her Mouth!

Got a boring class? Whatever you do, suppress that irresistible urge to yawn, just in case. Here's what happened to a British teen after she yawned in one particularly boring class:

Holly Thompson, 17, of Kingsthorpe, Northampton, was in the middle of a particularly enthralling class on politics when she reacted to the subject matter like many other students would -- she yawned.

But what happened next wasn't so typical. Her trap wouldn't shut, making her look like an anime character in a state of shock. [...]

"I was so shocked, my expression probably said it all," she said. "I nudged my friend to show her what had happened but I was so embarrassed. When we realized we couldn't close it, she had to tell the teacher."


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If I have a really big yawn I always felt like my yawn was going to dislocate but always shut my mouth as quick as possible. It usually results in pain for a few minutes like the poster above. I never knew it could lock like that. I can do it on command but hurts to do it.
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Someone I went to high school with, when asked by medical personnel what she was doing when her jaw locked, blamed a yawn. What she was really doing was a tad more embarrassing...
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