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On the Lighter Side => That CAN'T be true! => Topic started by: paulat on 06/02/2003 10:45:37

Title: Tadpoles to blame for Human Hiccups !
Post by: paulat on 06/02/2003 10:45:37
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993355

So why should putting your head in a bucket of water help to cure them then ?

PT
Title: Re: Tadpoles to blame for Human Hiccups !
Post by: Donnah on 07/04/2003 01:17:46
I find that the best way to cure hiccups is to consciously try to hiccup.  Curious to know if this works for anyone else.
Title: Re: Tadpoles to blame for Human Hiccups !
Post by: pat on 08/04/2003 18:48:00
Yep, couldn't agree more.

My cure for insomnia is to try to stay awake. Works every time :)

Pat
Title: Re: Tadpoles to blame for Human Hiccups !
Post by: Donnah on 12/04/2003 19:09:14
Thanks Pat!  I tried your "cure" for insomnia and it worked.

If reverse psychology works for hiccups and sleep, what other kinds of twisted logic are we tormenting ourselves with[8]?
Title: Re: Tadpoles to blame for Human Hiccups !
Post by: pat on 14/04/2003 22:48:42
You're most welcome - I find it's a great technique and works for lots of other situations too including "don't look down" type scenarios, as well as "don't panic!" style events !

Pat