Quick Hiccup Trick

I’m off to bed – finished school planning for Andy (sniff, just one kid at home this year). Dan is abandoning us in just 26 days. Ian and Tim are taking three college courses and two here, but it’s not like the good old days where we mummified chickens or built and then burnt down London. And, in the spring, Ian and Tim will be gone.  So weird.

But, earlier tonight, I ran into a kid with hiccups.  If you have not tried this, I swear it works – 90% on the first try and 98% if you have to try again.  Fill a cup with 4-5 oz of water.  Have the hiccup-er hold the glass, ready to drink while you light a match and toss it into the cup.  The minute the match hits the water, the hiccup-er should drink the glass of water (minus the match, of course).  I don’t know why it works, but it does.  And it’s way better than trying to suck down a spoonful of sugar – what was Mary Poppins thinking?

2 thoughts on “Quick Hiccup Trick

  1. I thought Mary Poppins said a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. She made no claims on hiccups.

    I remember burning London down in our driveway. Somehow someone ended up with a bloody nose by the end of it, but I don't quite recall the details. Those were the good old days — now we're trying to figure out which laptop will work with our physics program, which is much less fun.

    We still have a mummified chicken in our basement.

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