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Sugar for hiccups

Forget drinking water backward or holding your breath; a spoonful of sugar will stop the hiccups. It seems like it works because it's such a shock to the system to eat straight sugar (yuck!), but professionals say it actually modifies the nerve muscles that contract the diaphragm spasmodically -- i.e. a hiccup. (Read more here)
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