Super simple cure for hiccups!

Everybody knows a cure for hiccups… Stand on your head and drink something…Breathe into a paper bag…Have somebody scare you…Hold your breath till you pass out, and when you come to four hours later, they will be gone!

NONSENSE I SAY! I HAVE THE SOLUTION! It has worked 100% of the time on 100% of the people I have shared it with! Jump up and down and sing Christmas carols…No, I’m kidding.

When I was a kid, I read a story in the local newspaper, where a Japanese scientist had a simple cure for hiccups. I tried it, and I have been doing it ever since!

I know it isn’t one of those placebo affects, because I did it on my son when he was a baby. Heck….I’ve even done it to dogs, and it works every time!

So what is this super simple cure for hiccups? Well you know those little flaps on your ears? Those fleshy little nubbins that stick out? Simply push them in to plug your ears! Less than 30 seconds later…NO HICCUPS!

I don’t know the science behind it, but I know it works. I decided to search for other references to this online, and did find some, but they all sad you have to drink water while doing it. But for more than 30 years I have simply been plugging my ears, with the little flaps! No need to hold your breath, or anything like that. Simply stick the flaps in your ears, till the hiccups stop!

(Just don’t tell a know-it-all kid how to do it…Cause they will MAKE themselves hiccup just to prove you wrong! Even though you did it to them successfully for the previous nine years of their life.)

Doug Alley

About Doug Alley

I grew up in Bath, Maine in an upper lower class family with 3 step sisters, a step brother, and a little sister. After high school I spent 3 years serving in the USAF at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage AK. I've competed in, and won, demolition derbies. I've competed in, and never won, stock car races. I am the 47-year-old father of an 11-year-old boy who is pretty sure he is smarter than I ever was. We live on a little less than an acre of land in a 1973 mobile home in Stetson with my wife Jen, some cats, a few chickens, and rabbits, and a couple of goats. I hunt, fish, camp out, dabble in photography, gardening, and I cook in variable degrees of near success.