What causes hiccups? This educational video throws light on the nature of this phenomenon.

Watch this to find out more about hiccuping and hear the curious story about the longest recorded case of hiccups in history.

In medicine, hiccuping is known as singultus. Some people find hiccuping really annoying, some laugh at it, some connect it with the food they eat or with different emotions. Anyway, the nature of this process is mysterious, as well as its function. Why do we hiccup? What causes it? How can we stop it? Find the answers in this colorful educational video and amaze your friends with astonishing facts and stories about hiccups!

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Carl Duncan
Quite Interesting. Taking in 3 DEEP breaths (not letting them out) and holding it in works for me everytime.
Sep 15, 2016 8:33PM
Morva Ory
My remedy consists of laying on a hard surface (or firm mattress) with your head and shoulders hanging over the edge. Raise your arms above your head and let them hang for about 30 seconds. This seems to stretch the diaphragm and usually stops my hiccups about 90% of the time
Sep 15, 2016 8:48PM
Ruby Evelyn Senior
saying the word rabbit cures the hiccups 80 % of the time. it works I don't know why but it does. try it.
Sep 15, 2016 9:50PM
Janice Loggins
Janice Loggins
Cool video!
Sep 15, 2016 9:56PM
Lola Neal
Lola Neal
nothing works for e
Sep 16, 2016 12:10AM
Dana Norred
my southern husband (now deceased) always said to think of the last rabbit you saw. You have to envision the color, what it was going, what was the weather like the day you saw it. You have to really get all this in detail. And you know, it does work.
Sep 16, 2016 1:23AM
Yolanda Solis
Sep 16, 2016 3:29AM
Dennis Myers
Yoga breathing technique, relaxes the diaphragm.
Sep 16, 2016 4:04AM
Nina Kamwene
Nina Kamwene
Very educational. I love Ted Talks. Thank you for sharing Quizz Folks.
Sep 16, 2016 4:07AM
Nicole Toma-Tolman
Yeah, holding my breath works. But a few things... hiccups in babies that are not born yet are supposed by some to be helpful in strenthening the diaphram in preparation for breathing. And some of the things they listed as having no functions in humans totally do have functions. For instance, the tonsils are part of the lymph system, and actually are not recommended to be removed these days unless they are repeatedly infected. The thymus glad they mapped in the useless body parts category is by far the stupidest thing I've ever seen. The thymus gland is responsible for the production of T Cells, which are necessary cells for fighting disease and preventing recurrences of illnesses.
Sep 22, 2016 12:56AM
Raashid Khan
Very interesting
Sep 24, 2016 7:20AM
Barbara Bowersock Wolf
A spoon of sugar, straight or mixed with water, or something sweet has always worked for my family.
Apr 17, 2017 7:49PM
Ronald Poness
Duke University (I believe) did a study several years ago. The results showed a teaspoon of suger stopped the hiccups better than other methods.
Apr 18, 2017 4:23PM
Apr 19, 2017 8:07AM
Jonathan Smith
Apr 19, 2017 9:52AM

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