I had a terrible case of hiccups this morning. Scientifically, I'm sure there's a viable reason I had them - I could have been too tired, drank too much liquor like in those 1930 picture shows, or maybe my lungs were collapsing. Luckily if you've got the hiccups, everyone around you is ready and willing to tell you their cure for them. Person: Ok man, this is all you gotta do, works for me every time. Me: Yeah? Person: First get a glass of water... Me: Easy enough. Person: and some ice cubes... Me: Alright Person: ...but don't put them in the water... Me: Ooooookay... so we're not making ice water Person: Put the glass of water on the floor Me: Now what? Person: Place the ice cubes around the glass of water Me: Um... like this? Like a pentagram? Person: No, listen to me. Me: Fine, what now Person: Now, stand three feet away from the glass of water, then take seven matches, light them one at a time, blow them out, inhale the smoke and throw them at the ice cubes. No more hiccups. Humans are morons. What’s your cure?