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World's most asked questions: how can I get rid of the hiccups?

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Have you ever had a case of hiccups that won't go away? Have people told you to hold your breath or tried to scare the hiccups out of you? This lesson is going to explore why we have hiccups and what solutions may or may not work to help stop them. Watch this SciShow video and then complete the lesson.

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Let's learn more about hiccups. Read this article on kids' health delves into hiccup facts and hiccup fiction. Another good article to read is this article from Curious Kids.
Hiccups are no longer as mysterious as before the lesson, but there is still some mystery. No one in the medical field can tell us with certainty what causes hiccups to happen. They have ideas and some indicators but no definitive answers.

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