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(BBC)   Tonight on "Eye on Springfield": Meet a man who's been hiccuping for 15 months "(Hic) Kill me (Hic) Kill me"   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 47
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2008-06-01 02:05:40 AM  
BOO!
 
2008-06-01 04:19:57 AM  
Here, take this soda.
 
2008-06-01 04:22:59 AM  
www.thedrinkshop.com

www.naturesflavors.com

whatscookingamerica.net

He needs these. And a glass.

Never fails. 15 minutes or 15 months.
 
2008-06-01 04:24:04 AM  
Apparently long-term hiccups can be cured with drugs that are used for Tourette's.

//his doc is not smarter than the av-er-age bear
 
2008-06-01 04:27:22 AM  

A musician who has been hiccupping for 15 months is hoping an operation will solve his problem.
(...)
Mr Sands, who is a backing singer in the group Ebullient, said the condition has hampered his career as he has only been able to perform four times.


lol! Some career. He's also training to become a cage fighter.
 
2008-06-01 04:28:47 AM  
The guy sitting next to me has had the hiccups for the last 3 years.
Whats the big deal ?
 
2008-06-01 04:30:06 AM  
newsimg.bbc.co.uk


members.aol.com


/obscure?
 
2008-06-01 04:33:14 AM  
I like the headline.
/I can't imagine 68 years of hiccuping
//Especially if it's every one or two seconds
///How do you cope with that
 
2008-06-01 04:44:15 AM  
Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please God, (Hic) me
 
2008-06-01 04:46:34 AM  
Don't opiates do the trick? They work (and then some) for coughing...
 
2008-06-01 04:48:30 AM  
I met a man through my Grandfather that has the same problem. His never ending hiccups were due to a botched operation on his throat. He talked about not being able to sleep as the worst part. Talk about an irritating condition.
 
2008-06-01 04:51:50 AM  
Thorazine.
 
2008-06-01 05:02:34 AM  
trendon: He needs these. And a glass.
[Angostura bitters] [lemons] [sugar]
Never fails. 15 minutes or 15 months.


Can I replace the lemon with orange and add some whiskey? I'm not sure if an Old-Fashioned cures hiccups, but a few drinks should make you forget about them for a while.
 
2008-06-01 05:06:26 AM  
My sure-fire cure for hiccups:

1. A pint glass of water

2. A second person

3. Said second person plugs your ears, nice and tight

4. The hiccupper takes three swallows of water while ears are plugged

5. Profit

/works every time
 
2008-06-01 05:24:20 AM  
Some years ago, Pope Pius XII had a famous case of hiccups. He was quite elderly and ill. The uncle of a buddy of mine was in the rubber-effigy trade, and when Pius got ill, he ordered a warehouse full of little rubber Pius dolls, hoping to turn a nice profit when the pope died. But the pope hung on,with intractable but not fatal hiccups, and my friend's uncle was going crazy with a lot of money tied up in dolls he couldn't sell till God called the pope to join the Great Majority. I suggested he get a bunch of little rubber squeeze balls and hook them up with a tube to the dolls.....
 
2008-06-01 05:27:15 AM  
I am hiccuping (hic) right now so (hic) I'm getting a hic out of these replies.


\Hic
\\Hic
\\\slashies hic
 
2008-06-01 05:45:57 AM  
I remember reading somewhere that hiccups are caused by the diaphragm (essentially a large flat sheet of muscle) getting out of sync with the intercostal muscles. The resulting twitch causes the hiccup. Drinking a specific liquid, therefore, does not actually stop the hiccups, but since you have to hold your breath whilst drinking, it allows the two pathways to resync.

fwiw
 
2008-06-01 05:55:35 AM  
phartman: I remember reading somewhere that hiccups are caused by the diaphragm (essentially a large flat sheet of muscle) getting out of sync with the intercostal muscles. The resulting twitch causes the hiccup. Drinking a specific liquid, therefore, does not actually stop the hiccups, but since you have to hold your breath whilst drinking, it allows the two pathways to resync.

This.. This is how I stop hiccups and anyone I know who has hiccups. Take a long slow deep breathe, if you can, and then just hold your nose and your mouth. You have to be standing still or relaxing. then just hold for as long as you can. When done, breathe out slowly.

/Worked for every person I've encountered with hiccups
//Apart from one, and it worked the second time
 
2008-06-01 06:14:56 AM  
2and4: My sure-fire cure for hiccups:

1. A pint glass of water

2. A second person

3. Said second person plugs your ears, nice and tight

4. The hiccupper takes three swallows of water while ears are plugged

5. Profit

/works every time


60% of the time... it works everytime.
 
2008-06-01 06:28:22 AM  
My trick's to hold my breath, and count to 40. Hasn't let me down yet.
 
2008-06-01 07:04:22 AM  
My gf has scared people with her hiccup cure. I don't see why it would be scary, but more than one person has been like "Get away from me, you evil voodoo biatch!"

Anyway, she will tell you to take a few deep breaths, during which she puts a pencil behind your ear. After 3 or 4 breaths, take as deep of a breath as you can and hold it for about 10-15 seconds. Cured. Almost every time.

/who do?
 
2008-06-01 07:17:52 AM  
How people could sleep through something like a bout of hiccups amazes me.
 
2008-06-01 07:33:06 AM  
I tend to avoid carbonated drinks because they will give me the hiccups. When I get them, I get them for hours at a time, too. Sometimes long enough to get a sore chest the next day.

Nothing works for me, either. You name it, I've tried it, from various concoctions to holding my breath to standing on my head.

/Suppose if I held my breath for long enough they'd stop alright
//Where's the "hiccup" vs. "hiccough" debate? Don't let me down, Fark
 
2008-06-01 07:39:40 AM  
I've always put my arms above my head and stretched my torso while drinking and holding my breath. Fixed in one sip every time.
 
2008-06-01 08:21:03 AM  
i183.photobucket.com
 
2008-06-01 09:06:09 AM  
I dated a girl who had the hiccups for 2 years. Oddly, it wasn't the most annoying thing about her, nor the strangest.
 
2008-06-01 09:16:29 AM  
My cure:

1. Get a pump action shotgun (unloaded, please)

2. Go up the person with hiccups

3. Say "I really don't like hiccups."

4. Pump shotgun


It also works for most other social problems (depression, arguments, etc.) as well.
 
2008-06-01 09:37:35 AM  
doglover: My cure:

1. Get a pump action shotgun (unloaded, please optional)

2. Go up the person with hiccups

3. Say "I really don't like hiccups."

4. Pump shotgun


It also works for most other social problems (depression, arguments, etc.) as well.


FTFM
 
2008-06-01 09:38:28 AM  
2and4: My sure-fire cure for hiccups:

1. A pint glass of water

2. A second person

3. Said second person plugs your ears, nice and tight

4. The hiccupper takes three swallows of water while ears are plugged

5. Profit

/works every time

Interesting, when I get the hiccups, I take a deep breath and hold it for about 30 seconds, usually I can feel inside that its slowly going away....
 
2008-06-01 09:49:19 AM  
doglover
My cure:

1. Get a pump action shotgun (unloaded, please)

2. Go up the person with hiccups

3. Say "I really don't like hiccups."

4. Pump shotgun


It also works for most other social problems (depression, arguments, etc.) as well.


5. If all else fails, pull trigger. Hiccups gone forever.
 
2008-06-01 10:06:59 AM  
Take the largest glass of water you possibly can, and chug until you're about to pass out from lack of oxygen. Works like a charm for me.
 
2008-06-01 10:13:24 AM  
When I get them I get them violently, like I'm going to crack a rib or something. Then of course you have every dickhead you know telling me their "sure fire" way to get rid of them.
 
2008-06-01 10:21:14 AM  
yeah, I'm pretty sure it's the diaphragm (sp?) which is misfiring, giving air into the wrong tube. This is apparently left over from our fish / lower vertebrate minds, and is based off of a synapse that triggers the diaphragm to contract at a weird time.
That being said, the physical method that works usually has to do with holding breath, drinking water, etc, basically attacks the muscle,
while the mental attack (scaring, thinking of a really deep thought) resets the synapse connection.

That being said, the best I've found - drinking a glass of water upside down (head between knees).
That or trying to do a really long mental math problem in your head (like squaring a 3 digit number).
 
2008-06-01 10:51:04 AM  
I'm really sorry to say that my roommate and I have tried everything in this thread, and she still has the hiccups. She's had them for at least six months now--we stopped counting.
 
2008-06-01 11:30:37 AM  
Horrible condition...
Excellent headline... that instantly reminded me of THIS Dethklok clip captured in a ytmnd.

http://dethfam.ytmnd.com/
 
2008-06-01 11:36:47 AM  
"Wow...Info-tainment!"
 
2008-06-01 01:47:07 PM  
Awww, when I read "eye on Springfield", I thought we were going to be discussing this guy!

i.realone.com

I feel gyped!
 
2008-06-01 02:36:39 PM  
I had the hiccups three times last night so this story is a little scary for me.

In other news, once I had the hiccups and tried the spoonful of sugar trick and it worked wonderfully. Because it made me run to the bathroom and vomit.


Gross story, I know.
 
2008-06-01 03:24:07 PM  
Yeah, my cure doesn't work for anyone else either.

Wait for the next hiccup then breathe in slow for as long as possible, preferably longer than when the next hiccup is due, filling your lungs as much as you can.

Almost 100% success rate for me, but I've never got it to work on anyone else.
 
2008-06-01 03:32:17 PM  
Someone needs to sneak up on this guy and smack him in the face with a pillow. Worked on my grandfather's 3-day hiccup bout (my mother did it and ran like hell), and many years later on my son, 30, who'd been hiccing for two days (I did it and ran like hell).
 
2008-06-01 03:35:51 PM  
i haven't had the hiccups since high school

/i must need to drink more or something
//love the headline. i can still see the picture of that poor guy saying that. awesome.
 
2008-06-01 04:27:03 PM  
A effective treatment than those that have been suggested is electrical rectal stimulation.

You heard me: Electrical stimulation of your rectum. Short circut that dildo and let's get started.
 
2008-06-01 04:54:01 PM  
My family has a formula for getting rid of hiccups. 4 generations have used this.

First,go to the linen closet, and grab two dishtowels. Take the first dishtowel, and mice some garlic. I would say 4-5 fresh cloves or, if you have the garlic in a jar, 1 tablespoon. Second dishtowel, just wet and then wring out, leaving it damp but not dripping.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of mustard poweder (or, if you don't have mustard seed or powder laying around, 2TBLS of mustard itself will work) to the damp clean towel.

Set both aside. Using a large drinking glass, get exactly 7 ice cubes and place them in the glass. Fill with water.

Take the dishtowel with the garlic in it, and squeeze it until garlic juice is oozing to the surface, at which point, gently rub it in to the towel and spread it around the surface of the towel.

Next, take the damp mustard towel, and rub that all around the mouth and forehead area. Finally, take the garlic, and rub that all over your face, of course be careful to avoid your eyes with either, as they will irritate if you get it in your eyes.

Wait 5 minutes and then repeat. After that, wash face.

/no lie, for real
// if you don't try it, I hope you enjoy those hiccups.
//on bended knee you'll thank me!
 
2008-06-01 05:56:42 PM  
I cant decide if I am lucky or not, I get the hiccups every day, anywhere from 5 to 20 times a day, but they only last for a few hiccups.

This has been going on for several years now and it is very annoying, but thankfully they are not non-stop, so I dont complain to much.
 
2008-06-01 09:50:01 PM  
1/2 cup rice vinegar mixed with 1/2 cup water. drink it slowly. works like a charm.
 
2008-06-01 10:00:21 PM  
Take the first dishtowel, and mice some garlic.

How many mice?
 
2008-06-02 02:55:53 AM  
Here's the REAL cure for hiccups, guarunteed:

It's whatever you do to cure them.

Ultimately, it comes down to associating diaphragm control with a routine. Your brain is surprisingly easy to program. It's not the peanut butter, or the sugar water, or stabbing a chicken in the heart, or whatever else you do, that cures the hiccups, nor is it your power to 'believe', it's simply the neurological trigger you've created to take control of the muscle and stop the hiccup.

If you want to step it up and join the pros, work on gradually removing the routine. At this point, when I get the hiccups, I can instantly turn them off at will.

I can also stop the most savage diarhea within 2 minutes flat using a routine that involves simply drinking a specific measurement of water. Again, it's just the routine that's a trigger. If I don't do the routine exactly, the shiats persist. If I follow it exactly, I can literally count to 30 and the cramps stop, and I can ride a bike again. Just like that tampon commercial...only with loose stool instead of a dead baby.
 
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