6 weirdest ways to stop hiccups


Last Updated on 2016-05-19 , 1:36 pm

The story goes something like this: because you didn’t drink enough water when you’re having your meal, you’ll have hiccups after that. And the remedy for that is to either drink more water or hold your breath for a while.

Hello, boys and girls. It’s the Internet era now, when we get information not through posters but through Google. So, what exactly are hiccups and how do we get rid of it? First, you’ve to know that hiccups are merely an involuntary contraction of certain muscles inside you. It’s usually temporary, so there’s nothing to worry about unless you’re made of pride and you’ll lose your self-esteem upon having a hiccup. Now, what should we do when we have hiccups? These are the recommended ways, according to MedicineNet.com:

  • Hold your breath
  • Drink a glass of water quickly
  • Have someone to frighten you
  • Pull hard on your tongue
  • Bite on a lemon
  • Gargle with water
  • Drink from the far side of a glass
  • Use smelling salts

Most of us know this. How about some unconventional ways that make you laugh? Here are some:

Drink a cup of water with straw and plug your ears
Weird, isn’t it? The whole idea is that you’re “swallowing” down your hiccups, so you’re essentially consuming your hiccups. Now, maybe that scary thought works the same way as “Have someone to frighten you”

Drink a cup of water without using your hands
Perhaps the fear of a hiccup just cures you of your hiccups. After all, should you have a hiccup as your lips are on the cup, you’ll spend the next few minutes cleaning the table.
Now, maybe a cup of soft drink is more effective.

Down a spoonful of sugar or peanut butter
Say what? That guilt of having to run many rounds after swallowing this amount of calories may just stop your hiccups.


Lie down sideways and drink a cup of water
The rationale behind this is…that…you… it just works.

Shallow air
You know, like swallowing food? With this much air, you’ll burp instead of hiccup. And burp < hiccups, right? Right?

Ask someone to tickle you
As a last resort, boys and girls. As a last resort.

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