Friday, October 06, 2006

Cure Your Hiccups with a Finger Up the Butt

Have a bad case of hiccups? You already tried some hiccup medicine or breathing into a paper bag? Well, a new remedy to hiccups has arrived.

On a medical journal website, an article was found depicting the interesting story of a 60 year old man who had a chronic case of hiccups. His doctor tried drugs and other "maneuvers" to cure the man. For some odd reason that I can't honestly understand, someone decided sticking a finger up the man's butt might help.... and behold... it did!! The man stopped hiccuping!!!

The hiccups returned hours later and were then again stopped with a nice finger up the butt massage. The man hasn't hiccuped since.

According to the article this is the second reported case of "cessation of intractable hiccups with digital rectal massage." So this isn't a one time thing. That means when a friend of yours has a bad case of the hiccups, you don't have to give them the same old "try breathing into a paper bag" remedy. You can introduce them to the new and wonderful "why don't you stick your finger up your ass" remedy. They may look at you funny. But don't forget to mention that you heard it from a medical journal and I have no doubt they will be sticking their finger up their butt in no time.

Source [Boing Boing]

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