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Urban Hiccups. [Oct. 5th, 2007|01:12 pm]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZYs0k1PCLk

Urban Flora. I think this is awesome. :)

And...

Hiccups happen when the diaphragm, the muscle that controls our breathing, becomes irritated and start to spasm and contract uncontrollably. With each contraction, air is pulled into the lungs very quickly, passes through the voice box, and then the epiglottis closes behind the rush of air, shaking the vocal chords, causing the "hic" sound. The irritation can be caused by rapid eating, emotional stress and even some diseases. The best cure? Breathing into a paper bag. This calms the diaphragm by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in your bloodstream.
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[User Picture]From: electrosoundwav
2007-10-05 06:17 pm (UTC)
it was considered a bad thing if somebody had the hiccups at my last job. Of course, i worked at the biggest liquor store in SC
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-05 06:18 pm (UTC)
LOL. Funny! Did you get in trouble? haha!
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[User Picture]From: electrosoundwav
2007-10-06 04:45 am (UTC)
it was more along the lines of a point and laugh and "I know what you were doing" sort of thing. The odd thing is, I don't drink (never have) so it was really funny when I got them.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-06 01:57 pm (UTC)
lol, that rocks. ;)
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2007-10-05 06:26 pm (UTC)
I hate hiccups.
I love the concept of Urban Flora. Cool!
Hey did you see that dancing bird I posted about? And today's hippo...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-05 06:28 pm (UTC)
I did. Awesome awesome stuff. ;)

Isn't the Uran Flora neat? I'd love to run into that.
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2007-10-05 10:49 pm (UTC)
Yes it is a fantastic idea!
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2007-10-05 08:40 pm (UTC)

Ugggh

God, I hate having the hiccups. They hurt, and they never go away :(
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2007-10-05 08:54 pm (UTC)

Re: Ugggh

LOL @ your icon. that makes me like wendy so much better.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2007-10-07 01:27 am (UTC)

Re: Ugggh

Lol, thanks :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-05 11:30 pm (UTC)

Re: Ugggh

Well, eventually, But it feels like forever. ;)
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2007-10-07 01:27 am (UTC)

Re: Ugggh

Mine won't go away :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 12:32 am (UTC)

Re: Ugggh

.. You have had non stop hiccups your entire life?
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2007-10-09 03:54 am (UTC)

Re: Ugggh

No, just everytime I have them. They last an hour :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-11 04:42 am (UTC)

Re: Ugggh

... Yeah. That's not uncommon.

That's not forever. If they stope ventually, they stop eventually..
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2007-10-11 08:52 pm (UTC)

Re: Ugggh

Ohh I know, lol. It happens when I get them and everytime I breathe while having them.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-10-05 10:42 pm (UTC)
I prefer to blame hiccups and all other medical phenomenon on demonic spirits. Or sometimes evil spells cast by witches.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-05 11:35 pm (UTC)
LOL. An old fashioned sentiment but a good one. ;)
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[User Picture]From: insectqueen
2007-10-06 02:25 am (UTC)
thank you for that info... as I get hiccups too often :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-06 02:27 am (UTC)
You're welcome! They're a bitch, aren't they?
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[User Picture]From: tjoel2
2007-10-06 04:03 am (UTC)
That's actually one hiccup cure that I haven't tried! The one that always works for me is drinking a full glass of water while holding your breath.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-06 01:56 pm (UTC)
But how would you even do that? I don't understand. lol
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[User Picture]From: tjoel2
2007-10-06 06:18 pm (UTC)
Well you chug a glass of water as fast as you can without taking a breath! It seems to somehow drown out the hiccups. It's always worked for me.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-06 10:55 pm (UTC)
Ooh! I see now. I'm slow. I will try that next time. Thanks for the tip!
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[User Picture]From: unknownalchemy
2007-10-07 02:12 am (UTC)
the best way to cure hiccups is to drink water from a glass upside down (leaning over the glass and having to drink the water by way of the roof of your mouth)

Works every time
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 12:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, I have afriend who can do that. I just.. I don't understand the concept and trying to do it has without fail only ever really irritated me.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 01:10 am (UTC)
And it makes you feel crummy for the rest of the day. :(
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