The biggest cause of hiccups is eating
Back in 1922 Charles Osborne of Iowa
must have done just that, because he got a case of the hiccups. Actually his
hiccups started while he was weighing a hog.
This was no ordinary case, it was a
world record hiccup fit, it lasted 68
years up until they mysteriously stopped in 1990, hiccupping an estimated 430 million times. He died 1 year
after his hiccups stopped.
In the early years Charles Osborne
hiccupped up to 40 times a minute, which in the later years slowed to 20 times.
Charles Osborne, however, did manage a
somewhat ordinary life, he was married twice and had 8 children.
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