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Date: 05/30/12 12:01 PM

40 Responses to 13-Year-Old Girl Develops Cure For Hiccups [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Crabes
    Crabes Male 30-39
    1285 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Link: 13-Year-Old Girl Develops Cure For Hiccups - Another big step for mankind.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    Hello last week!
  3. Profile photo of onoffonoffon
    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2382 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Wow a normal, good, looking teenager.
  4. Profile photo of Doiknowyou
    Doiknowyou Male 30-39
    999 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Wouldn`t it be a chocking hazard for kids to eat lollipops while they have hiccups?
  5. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33134 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    WOW! Good for her!
    I hope it works, and I hope she makes a bus-load of cash off it! :-)
  6. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    Yeah, well done and all but... I just don`t get the point. Is holding your breath or drinking a bunch of water hard to do or something?
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    Satkela Female 18-29
    583 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    Cool cure...but I bet it`s nasty as hell. I prefer the water
  8. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    sounds interesting, but do they actually work?
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    BlazingBird Male 13-17
    98 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    Careful onoffonoffon, stepping into dangerous territory there.
  10. Profile photo of Nickel2
    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    The vinegar hiccup-cure is old as the hills, first shown me by my great Grandma. But if she can make a few bucks at it, good for her!!
  11. Profile photo of nikkypickles
    nikkypickles Female 30-39
    184 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    Hiccups are a glitch in the diaphragm.
    I can follow her thinking though; swallowing closes the airway to prevent liquid going into the lungs instead of the stomach. Similar to drinking a glass of water (backwards or otherwise), you are temporarily reducing the amount of oxygen in your system. The diaphragm is a muscle, and like all muscles when forced to work anaerobically (i.e. without oxygen) it will slow down and stop any abnormal behaviour.
    So, yeah, I understand her concept. Still wouldn`t pay for it when holding my breath works just as well for free.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    One step closer to the cure of Cancer!
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    Meh, if I get hiccups am I going to go to the store to buy hiccupops? Probably not.
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    korahn Male 30-39
    1323 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    By the time I get to the store to buy them, my hiccups would be gone.
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    tsheriff Male 18-29
    256 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    there aren`t any hiccup nerves in your mouth
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    Drink liquid while putting your fingers in your ears.

    Hiccups gone.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    So you expect me to buy these and carry them everywhere just in case? I guess if you really hate them, but I`ll stick with water, it`s easier to get a hold of when I need it.

    Also, is really a cure if it`s something that happens randomly and will return.
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    rncotton Male 30-39
    417 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    Peanut butter ... works every time
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    cant i just drink a tsp of apple cider vinegar with sugar it in? i love apple cider(both alcoholic and acedic)..hmmmm, tries to remember the last time he had hiccups... cant. apple cider for the win!!!!
  20. Profile photo of greenbasterd
    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm
    "One step closer to the cure of Cancer!"

    actually there is probly more truth to that then you realize.. apple cider vinegar is some serious good poo...
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    Selous Male 30-39
    1197 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    i thought they were lines of coke ...
  22. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm
    When you feel a hiccup coming on force air down your throat and you`ll burp instead. 2-3 times and its gone. Easy and you don`t have to pay some 13 year old twerp.
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    CCMA_19 Female 18-29
    311 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    She`s gonna make a a lot of money!
  24. Profile photo of Atrayu4u
    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm
    Lol, xiquiripat. I agree. I can`t even belch/burp, but usually when I feel it coming on a bit, I can make something happen. When I have the hiccups, I just hold my breath until I feel the air wants to be released, then squeeze until I burp a little.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    Thirteen!?! She looks like an Asian 20.
  26. Profile photo of softpuppy
    softpuppy Female 18-29
    323 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 5:43 pm
    ..or you can just hold your breath for as long as you can, and it`s gone..
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm
    That`s great that she figured that out, but I don`t realistically see a market for this. Why go out of your way to buy a product to get rid of your hiccups, when it`s so easy to do it yourself for free within seconds?
  28. Profile photo of PeachyxKeen
    PeachyxKeen Female 18-29
    74 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm
    Really? I just hold my breath as deep as I can for a while and then my hiccups are gone.
  29. Profile photo of PizzaPits
    PizzaPits Male 18-29
    553 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 7:38 pm
    Mouthful of sugar always works for me.. No exaggeration here.. Actual mouthful of pure white sugar..
  30. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    I guess it would be nice to have one of those around the house just in case. Also I want her hair.
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    mon360 Male 13-17
    735 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm
    lines of cocaine?
  32. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm
    Just take a moderately deep breath and hold it by closing your throat, then relax your diaphragm.
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    Sloppy1 Male 18-29
    267 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 9:58 pm
    She is about to bust some rails
  34. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2012 at 10:17 pm
    why would I pay for something when it`s easy enough to get rid of them for free? Hold deep breath 10 seconds, inhale, hold 5, inhale, hold 5. It works... My nana will stand behind you and grab just above the earlobes gently and that works too, oddly.
  35. Profile photo of PinkHomicide
    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
    355 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    sucking on something sugary in general helps, i had the hiccups while working on a project in a library, the librarian gave me one of the tiny tootsie rolls and told me if I sucked on it instead of just eating it they would go away...and they did. ...Also placing a paper towel over a glass of water and drinking through the towel helps too.
  36. Profile photo of Shinymetal
    Shinymetal Male 18-29
    171 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 2:35 am
    Old Ollie with some sage advice.
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 11:29 am
    Yeah, you can do all of that. Or just stop being a tight arsed git and buy a cheap lolly to cure it.
  38. Profile photo of Willowwatch
    Willowwatch Female 30-39
    734 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    hiccups are a spasm in your diaphragm not your mouth or throat
    the basis of her "invention" is flawed
    the only thing any of these "cures" do is waste time while the spasm dissipates on its own
  39. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
    719 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 2:13 am
    "Hiccup cures" are great examples of the ridiculous things that humans will believe based solely on coincidence.
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    June 3, 2012 at 11:19 am
    yayy Connecticut!

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