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Urban Hiccups. [Oct. 5th, 2007|01:12 pm]
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Urban Flora. I think this is awesome. :)


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.

[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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