Nope, this isn’t a clever title meant to relate the hiccups to some mind blowing life lesson.
It is, however, a post that will eliminate aggravation, free your mind, and change your life.*
*Which is pretty much the same as a mind blowing life lesson because, let’s be real, the hiccups are brutal.
We’ve all grown up with the classic hiccups ‘cures’, e.g.: drinking a glass of water, holding your breath, being frightened…and none of these methods have a very high success rate.
Once my sister-in-law was suffering a vicious fit of the hiccups. I watched as she leaned forward so her head was upside down and my mother-in-law held a glass of water by her face for her to drink.
That was their trick.
To me it seemed pretty complicated, not to mention it depended on have a second person in the room to help.
The method that has been tried and true in my family dates so far back I don’t even know who deserves the credit. While it does not guarantee that the hiccups won’t peek their pesky head out later in the day, it has a 100 percent success rate of stopping them dead in their tracks.
It amazes me the number of people I share this method with who have never heard of it. I have taught it to my students, coworkers, and even random people on the street. It’s a surefire method that the world needs to know!
Hence why I decided to share it with you today.
How to cure the hiccups:
- Fill a cup with water
- Place a straw in the cup
- Note: Any size straw will do, however, I prefer the standard size.
- Cover your ears.
- I put a little pressure on my ear opening so that sound is muffled. Jon, as you can see from the picture, just covers his ears.
- Drink the water through the straw without stopping for a breath. I try to drink the entire glass, but half a glass should do the trick.
- Goodbye, hiccups!
You too can cure the world of hiccups. Share this with a hiccup sufferer today.