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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!


Was this information new for you? Do you often hiccup? We are waiting for your comments!

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30 Comments
Satish Chandran
My relative was hospitalised after non stop hiccup for more than three days.
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Jul 2, 2022 10:36PM
Anton Strocel
I have seen gastritis as a cause for hiccups and taking antacids can stop them.
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Jun 13, 2022 5:10PM
David Heinz
Some people may not want to see my reply to this but here we go. Why is it that so many ascribe to evolution? God created each living organism. Someday in the future we will all find out. Evolution is only a theory and not a fact. There you have my comment, like it or not.
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Dec 3, 2021 12:17PM
Donald Sprinkle
When I was about 13 I read an article that said when you get the hiccups take a deep breath as deep down as you can. keep doing that until the hiccups stop. If you do that every time you get the hiccups you will start having less hiccups. Now when I hiccup I only hiccup one time and sometimes two times. If I ever hiccup three times I'll take a deep breath and the hiccups stop. That has worked for me for 62 years.
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Feb 2, 2021 10:39AM
Joanne Reid Hall
When I was about 8 months pregnant with my son, he would get the hiccups, regularly. At first my husband and I thought it was very funny because with every hiccup my very large baby bump jumped. Unfortunately, he would sometimes hiccup for ages and it became very unfunny after about an hour!
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May 31, 2020 5:32PM
ninakamwene
I loved the hiccup video and the journey from fish to land mammals. So cute. Thanks to every one who offered ways to stop them. Be well and safe.
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May 28, 2020 11:49PM
L Lh Adams
Luzminda Tamayo, Try growing up!!
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Jan 7, 2020 8:51PM
Luzminda Tamayo
I hold my breath and visualize Rocky Trump until I vomit. Works every time!
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Dec 3, 2019 6:50PM
Nic Jansen
Probably seeing the misspelling!
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Sep 22, 2019 5:06PM
Keith Scholl
I remember Jennifer Mee. Later, her hiccups gave her some unwanted notoriety. 'Hiccup Girl' Jennifer Mee Guilty Of Murder Jennifer Mee, who became famous when she was 15 for her incurable hiccups, lured a man to a Florida home where he was shot dead. https://news.sky.com/story/hiccup-girl-jennifer-mee-guilty-of-murder-10433692
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Sep 8, 2019 4:51PM
Linda Spreng
I seem to get them out of nowhere ... at least I can't see any connection to anything. The only cure for me is drinking a glass of water upside-down. But that's just me.
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Aug 28, 2019 5:15PM
Bill Reynolds
Drink a teaspoon of vinegar & it will stop your hiccups. It has always worked for me!
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Jan 13, 2018 6:19PM
Robert L Hutchison
I just hold my breath as long as I can...
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Jan 2, 2018 6:15PM
Alicia Pettigrew
very informative and educational. thank you.
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Dec 5, 2017 8:18PM
Steve Bonner
I hate hic-ups, so I treat them immediately. A cup/glass filled with tap water and a teaspoon. You ladle the water into your mouth with the teaspoon AS FAST AS YOU CAN. This (I think) results in swallowing the water and air simultaneously. It usually results in a couple of burps which seems to subdue the hic-ups immediately (takes less than a minute).
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Oct 31, 2017 11:11AM

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