Dec. 6th, 2006
Hiccups  
Well, I can't say I was expecting that!

I managed to get a wicked case of hiccups, oh, a few hours ago. They finally went away, only to come back moments ago. I remember reading something about eating a spoonful of sugar that I recall actually had a medical explanation and wasn't simply an urban legend.

So I searched.

Then I thought, "Why don't I just check out Wikipedia."

Well.

Imagine my surprise when I noticed this cure:

In 2006, Francis Fesmire of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine received an Ig Nobel prize for medicine when he published "Termination of intractable hiccups with digital rectal massage" in 1988.[1] In an attempt to block the runaway messages on the vagus nerve, Fesmire found that the stimulation of the vagus nerve by digital rectal massage worked, stopping the patients bout of hiccupping. Fesmire also commented "An orgasm results in incredible stimulation of the vagus nerve. From now on, I will be recommending sex – culminating with orgasm – as the cure-all for intractable hiccups.", so perhaps this is a more efficient and desirable cure for intractable hiccups.

Source: Wikipedia



Now, where did I put Dora?

 
 
 
Mood: surprised
 
 
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nx01deevolution on December 6th, 2006 - 09:42 am
sick.
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hUcKiEhuckie on December 6th, 2006 - 04:33 pm
*Geeky* I love the IG Nobel Awards. I saw that earlier this year. I have two academic dreams. 1. Publish in the Journal of Mundane Behavior (but I was too late, it went under). 2. To win an IG Nobel prize. I think that would be absolutely fantastic.
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sublimevisions on December 6th, 2006 - 05:41 pm
a teaspoon of sugar administered oraly removes hiccups.

but if you want help massaging your vagus nerve... :)
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perry: RobeLegscompositeur on December 6th, 2006 - 06:06 pm
Clearly, I need a case of the hiccups right about now. =)
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baltpup25: laughing puppybaltpup25 on December 6th, 2006 - 07:40 pm
OMG, that's so funny! (Loved your pullquote, btw)

*raises hand* I'll help, I'll help! LOL!
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Caseycaseyle82 on December 6th, 2006 - 11:41 pm
I guess this means a butt-plug could work wonders for hiccups. LoL
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Ben / KC_Risen Phoenix!: Ass: Dive on in the Water is Finekc_risenphoenix on December 9th, 2006 - 01:00 am
Did it work?
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