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March 06, 2013


You know what also works, and is similar? You hold your arms above your head and have a friend feed you a glass of water. Of course, when you have the hiccups, no one wants to be your friend, so this pencil thing is going to come in handy!

What a great pic from days gone by. Adorable.

I love it! I'm Spanish and I'd never heard of this trick... my sister invented something which also works for hiccups though -drink a glass of water from the wrong side of the glass, with your head between your knees. Yes, it's as complicated as it sounds. It works most of the time.
My theory is that it works because you're concentrating so hard on drinking upside down without choking that it re-sets your diaphragm.

I will try your pencil trick next time I get the hiccups though!

PS okay, half Spanish...

WOWZAA! i couldn't help but notice the similarity between you and the bride in the pick just to the right of your pic. i hope she's related because you are twins! oh, great hiccup tip too, thanx!

ellen: The bride in the sidebar is my Italian grandmother. And if you see a resemblance between us then that is the hugest compliment!

Maria: Sounds like a similar concept. I will give that a try the next time I can't find anything to write with!

Dori: Thank you! I'm surprised I was able to find it in the attic.

Sally: I imagine having a friend try to feed you a glass of water is a recipe for the giggles and subsequently a mouthful of water to the face, but that's what friends are for, right?

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