If you’re ever found yourself tearing up while watching Finding Nemo on a plane, you’re not alone.
In-flight waterworks are a well-documented phenomenon. In fact, 15 percent of men and 6 percent of women report that they’re more likely to cry over a movie on a plane than anywhere else, according to a recent survey by Gatwick Airport in London. Furtherore, 55 percent of people claimed they are more emotional in general during flights when surveyed by Virgin Atlantic.
So what gives? Science is actually as puzzled as you are, but there are a few main theories.