New Device Gets Rid of Your Hiccups in One Big Gulp
Eat a spoonful of peanut butter, drink a lot of water, have someone scare you. These are just a few of the many ways people have tried to get rid of those awful hiccups for God knows how long. Luckily for us, all of those methods may be thing of the past thanks to a new product that cures those pesky hiccups instantly.
It is called the “HiccAway” and it is a pressurized straw that gets rid of hiccups for pretty much anyone who uses it. How it works is really, really simple. If you do come down with a case of the hiccups you just need to put the “HiccAway” into a glass of water and drink.
Okay, it’s not quite as simple as that but pretty darn close. There is an adjustment valve on the bottom of the straw that determines the amount of water that will come up the device. You will have to take a pretty big draw to get water into your mouth. What ends up happening is that as you swallow water through the straw, you also trigger different nerves in your diaphragm. These events happening simultaneously are what help you get rid of your hiccups.
Apparently, once you do use the “HiccAway” you are able to keep your hiccups at bay for hours or even get rid of them entirely. So, basically, this thing is pretty freaking awesome. Plus, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg! The “HiccAway” only costs $14. Talk about a deal.
If you want to give this thing a shot to see if it really does get rid of your hiccups you can actually buy it right here.
Sources: The New York Post, The Guardian