What's Worse: Hiccups Or This Stick That Claims To Cure Them?

As this promotional video points out, there’s an endless list of ridiculous tricks that will supposedly cure a bout of hiccups. But for whatever reason the makers of the Hiccup Stick — which you bite on while drinking a glass of water — don’t feel this solution ranks among them.

Not only that, they want you to shell out $8 for a plastic stick. The “patent-pending” design of the Hiccup Stick apparently allows both water and air to flow at the same time when you take a drink. And that combined with the biting action causes your throat muscles to tense which instantly stops this hiccups. Does it actually work? Thankfully, the Hiccup Stick doesn’t look like it’s more than just a plastic stick, so if you can dig up something similar at home, you might be able to try it for yourself (as demonstrated) and save a few bucks. [Hicural via The Red Ferret Journal]


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    You could have contacted us here at Hicural and we wouldhave been happy to answer your questions about our product. Hiccups are caused by an interruption inbreathing. When breathing is interrupted, a nerve known as the Vegus Nerve which runs from the throat to the diaphragm can become irritated and cause the diaphragm to spasm which causes hiccups. The patent pending gate on the hiccup stick allows air and water to mix and flow down the throat calming the Vegus Nerve and stopping hiccups.

    The cost of one Hiccup Stick is $8.00 and the stick is reusable. As long as you have it you won’t
    have to worry about hiccups again. Please try a pencil and let us know how that works out for you. We would be happy to send you a sample if you would like.

    I just say to myself, If i hiccup again, I will give myself $1 and I stop, weird eh?

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