Curing hiccups

I was googling the word “intractable”, just to make sure I wasn’t misusing it too egregiously in the post I just put up… and right there, the fifth result on the very first page, was a hiccup cure.

Doesn’t everyone who’s ever had the hiccups want to know a cure? And this is not just “my grandma always said breathing into a paper bag would do it, and it seemed to work sometimes”, but an abstract of a paper on the website.

Termination of intractable hiccups


On the one hand, persistent hiccups are frustrating and potentially embarrassing, particularly if you need to interact with other people coherently (suppose you’re standing at a microphone addressing a crowd of people).

On the other hand, if embarrassment is at all a concern, this solution is perhaps not for you if you are standing at a microphone in front of a crowd of people. Unless perhaps the podium is quite… comprehensive?


  1. Reply
    Jeff Goebel 10th February, 2008

    hey! I noticed you browsed Google for a hiccup cure. You may have come across mine, and not noticed it. Although it’s isn’t 100% successful for the medical hiccup cases that go on for days, it has never failed me even once, and has about a 980% success rate without props or embarrassing scares.


  2. Reply
    Scroobius Pip 28th February, 2008

    I can’t even TELL you how many things digital rectal massage can cure, besides hiccups. How many times have I been coincidentally engaging in DRM, when surprise! all of a sudden, my goiter was GONE! Nasty rash? Polio? Just a dab of DRM will do ya!

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    Donna 2nd June, 2013

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