A student at a Hong Kong school yawns on the first day of the scholastic year. It’s a safe bet one or more of the boys around him “caught” his yawn after the photo was taken. Why is another matter. Photo: Sam Tsang

Sleepy or just bored? The mystery of yawning and why it’s so contagious

  • Seeing someone yawning or just reading about it can make you want to yawn too; researchers are still working out why
  • Dogs catch yawns from humans, not other dogs
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A student at a Hong Kong school yawns on the first day of the scholastic year. It’s a safe bet one or more of the boys around him “caught” his yawn after the photo was taken. Why is another matter. Photo: Sam Tsang
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