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Hiccups Part 2 (Teacher: Michael)

However, sometimes they can be caused by nothing more than worry or stress. But once they've started, hiccups can be difficult to get rid of.

There are many old wives' tales about curing hiccups, such as frightening sufferer, drinking water out of wrong side of glass, holding your breath or nose, and dropping key down sufferer's back.

Personally, I think two remedies most likely to do trick are either breathing in and out of brown paper bag or swallowing teaspoonful of granulated sugar.

The raw sugar remedy probably works by scraping against back of throat and stimulating nerve to suppress hiccups, while breathing in and out of paper bag probably works because it alters concentration of carbon dioxide breathed in.

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