Sniffles is an unremitting sneeze coupled with an
extreme longing to itch the nose, which will quickly turn red and
swollen. Despite the tremendous urge, it is strongly advised not to
scratch the nose for any reason during this time, as doing so will only
cause even greater suffering. The most effective way to resist the
relentless sensation is to be strapped down. Dimwit Flathead
who caught the Famathrian Sniffles in 765 GUE, was strapped to his bed
against his will so that he was not allowed to scratch his proboscis.
He wrote of his extreme longing to
itch his nose, discussing in great detail the measures he wished to
take in order to stop the overwhelming itch, which included, among
other things, the insertion of a fully-grown porcupine up each nostril.
The guards who stood watch
outside his bedroom were made to pay dearly immediately following his
|SOURCE(S): Zork: Grand Inquisitor (official strategy guide)|