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The Cure for Hiccups?


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#1    Captain Nemo

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 02:56 PM

Ok, this really works - and although it may or may not be an "urban legend," I thought it was so bizarre that I had to share it. Whenever you hiccup, think of a white horse. Trust me. It works.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:34 PM

I hold my breath till it hurts and my face turns purple.

Works every time.


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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:53 PM

My friend taught me a way to get rid of people's hiccups that has worked every single time I have tried it.

Get the afflicted to hold out their arms towards you, inner wrist upwards.
Grip their wrists, pressing your thumb with medium pressure on their inner wrist.
Get them to take a deep breath, and another one, and hold it in.
Stare at them intently and slowly count til 10
They breathe out and the hiccups are gone.

Must have something to do with blood pressure or something, but it has always worked for me, with a few different people.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 08:47 PM

What if you are color blind?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 07:35 AM

This probably sounds so stupid, but when I get a bad case of hiccups I was taught to put a pencil on its side and bite it with my front teeth. Then drink water from a cup. Cures it every time, and is always good for a laugh!


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Posted 28 January 2011 - 07:56 AM

The best way to get rid of hiccups is to very slowly breath in air, stop breathing in once you count to 10, do not exhale, hold your breath. Start slowly breathing in again and count to 10 and repeat this process till you can no longer hold your breath or it feels like your lungs are going explode. The key is to slowly bring in the air and eventually totally fill the lungs with air to what feels like their capacity.

This process will expand your lungs so they can no longer contract for the hiccup to occur, and the counting will distract your mind from hiccuping and will most likey stop them from occuring again.


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Posted 28 January 2011 - 08:20 AM

BOO :ph34r:

Where it states "For official use only" - gently rub a white wax candle over the area indicated.

#8    :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR:

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 06:34 PM

View PostBelial, on 28 January 2011 - 08:20 AM, said:

BOO :ph34r:

LOL! That was the usual remedy for me.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 06:46 AM

One of my high school science teachers recommended a spoonfull of sugar as a hiccup remedy.  It waorks every time for me.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:00 AM

For the ones who know how, if you swallow a tiny bit of air (same way as how you burp on command, but with letting the burp/air go out again) the hiccup will disappear aswell, atleast it does for me, and it only takes like 2 seconds to do it.

Origin of this technique comes from my elementery school teacher who taugh us to take a little bit of water, tilt your head up as if something is walking on the ceiling, and than swallow the water. I just adjusted it to a quicker way to use through the years.


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Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:43 PM

baseicly we have to blame tadpoles for why we get hiccups

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:06 AM

Wait for the hiccups to subside.


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Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:52 PM

There is a spot right behind your earlobe that is kind of soft.  Press there for five seconds, hiccups GONE! :)  Has worked for me for years.


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:56 AM

get a small glass of water.  light a wooden match.  while the match is lit, turn it upside down and tip the flame in the water.  throw the match away.  drink the entire glass of water without stopping until it's gone.

has never not worked.


also, if you're about to sneeze?  Look up, and say "Cow" out loud.  do it once, and you'll smile cause it works.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:47 PM

View PostCorthos, on 02 February 2011 - 06:46 AM, said:

One of my high school science teachers recommended a spoonfull of sugar as a hiccup remedy.  It waorks every time for me.

I'm sure kids like this remedy also. LOL!

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