Guaranteed to Stop Hiccups

One of the most uncomfortable events in life is a case of the hiccups. I hate them with such a passion.

I don’t get hiccups terribly often, but I get them often enough that I’ve been able to try every way imaginable to stop them.

Lots of the techniques for stopping hiccups works: holding your breath, drinking water, drinking water upside down, having someone tickle you, having someone startle you. The problem is, I’ve never found any one technique to work consistently. Sometimes holding my breath would work and sometimes it wouldn’t.

There is one technique that I have found that so far has stopped a case of the hiccups 100% of the time I’ve tried it.

I simply take a deep breath, as deep as I can take until I can’t inhale anymore air, then I raise my arms above my head to make a little more room in my lungs and I gulp mouthfuls of air into my lungs, over and over, effectively stretching my lungs and stretching my diaphragm. When it becomes too uncomfortable to gulp anymore air, I hold the breath as long as I can. If I start coughing and lose the lungful, I just repeat the process until I’m able to hold the breath for a short time.

So far, this has worked every time I’ve exercised it.

Next time you have the hiccups, give it a try and let me know if it works for you.

Kinivo BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone Review

There was a time when I wouldn’t even consider a cell phone until Bluetooth earpieces were more available. I don’t like the idea of holding a radio-frequency-emitting device as powerful as a cell phone up to the side of my head for any length of time.

And while Bluetooth is still a radio-frequency device, it is very low power, so conceivably safer and less potentially ionizing.

That’s one of the reasons why I didn’t own a cell phone until 2003. Since that time, I’ve owned a few cell phones and not a few Bluetooth earpieces (they don’t usually last very long).

I Wanna Be a Scottish Heavy

I want to wear a kilt, and a tight t-shirt and a big leather belt, and I wanna throw really heavy stuff, and yell really loud.

I’m not Scottish, I’m Irish, and that’s close enough.  I even designed my own tartan.

This is the Hambrick Tartan, designed by moi.

This is the Hambrick Tartan, designed by moi.

The Hambrick clan is a fearsome bunch with a lot of wild ideas.