Hiccups are more of an annoyance than anything else, although some people's hiccups have gone on for months and left them exhausted. These diaphragm muscle contractions can be caused by an overly full belly, certain foods, or some underlying heath condition. But whether they last for a few minutes or months, you only have one goal in mind when they strike--get rid of them asap.
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Luckily, Dr. Erich Voigt from the New York University's Medical Center in New York City has a cure. And it's worked on everyone--including a patient of his who'd been hiccuping for weeks and had severe pains in his stomach.
Ready for the fix? Drink a glass of water--from the opposite side of the glass. Watch Dr. Voigt explain the cure and why it works in this very short video.
via The Blaze