What’s the deal with hiccups?

Cosmos Magazine


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Hiccups are bizarre.

Why do we get them? And do any of the cures actually work?

On this episode of Huh? Science Explained, Cosmos Magazine journalist Ellen Phiddian steps us through the physiology of hiccups, the crazy theories for stopping them and what the gold-standard stopping strategies really are.

Huh? Science Explained is a LiSTNR production.

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