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Lollipops to Cure Hiccups Invented by Connecticut Teen

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Lollipops to cure hiccups sounds like a remarkable idea. Although you may think that such a novel invention was perpetrated by two dozen highly-educated, well-compensated scientists inside an elaborate think tank somewhere in the Midwest, you’d be wrong. This particular creation was crafted by 13 year-old Manchester, Connecticut girl Mallory Kievman. With the assistance of a few MBA’s, she may even bring this delicious relief to a retail shelf near you in the not-too-distant future.

The secret to Kievman’s success: apple cider vinegar and extra sugar, a recipe she concocted in the family kitchen. Once the lollipop hits the market, it will fall into the group known as “nutraceuticals”, which, essentially, is a consumable foodstuff that produces healthy benefits. The upside of these products is that they usually generate little to no side-effects, a sharp contrast to the concerns traditional pharmaceuticals can cause.

“It’s a terrific story,” astroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan explained to WTOP. “I think she tried over a hundred different remedies and researched this for two years … that is some really terrific research and development.”

Mallory, meanwhile, makes this creation sound so simple, and her intelligence on the subject is well beyond her years. “Naturally, I wanted them to stop, so I researched some rumored cures for hiccups,” Kievman told CBS. Regarding the “Hiccupops” themselves, she added, “The ingredients in the lollipop we found overstimulate a set of nerves in your throat and mouth that are responsible for the hiccups reflex arc.”

Wow.

The FDA, however, has offered up some helpful advice for the budding entrepreneur: Market her creation as candy, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration hasn’t properly tested the item to see if it does, in fact, cure the hiccups. Even if the lollipops can’t “cure” these bodily annoyances, it’s still an amazing creation from a very gifted individual.

Lollipops to Cure Hiccups Invented by Connecticut Teen


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  • ‘Chelle

    But, in the time it takes to consume the lollipop, would the hiccups be gone?

  • norcal

    yaaaaawn….place a little sugar in the mouth and it cures hiccups…my dad is babylonian and this is as ancient as the people…..no news here, scientists are completely clueless it seems(im glad the girl is using her mind but shes not saying anything new)

  • Eldon Edwards

    A more simple cure for hiccups that I use is a long drink of a carbonated beverage and a good belch gets rid of the air and thus the hiccups. It has never failed. Sometimes, I have to take 2 or 3 drinks depending on how bad the hiccups are.

  • http://yahoo jollymeanthinkies

    OK,the kid is just tyying to do some good! BUT…the real,scientifically proven way to cure hiccups is,and always will be a tablespoon of baking soda mixed in a half glass of tap water,drink,and PRESTO! Hiccups gone! My dad was suffering with hiccups after heart surgery and when I confronted the doctor why this wasn’t taken care of,he merely said; ”There is no cure for hiccups,they simply have to run their course” After instructing the nurse to get me this simple concoction,my dad drank it,and they dissapeared in less than 5 minutes.This,after learning dad had them for the last 24 hours! The doctor was amazed! The nurse gave me her phone3,and dad was happy and could get the rest he desperately needed after surgery. That’s right folks,you’ve heard it here 1st; BAKING SODA AND WATER! Thought everyone knew about this…guess not…

    • Sangron

      Cool story bro.

    • Carolyn

      What happened to the SUGAR WATER remedy, that was mentioned by the other commenter ? Not every solution works for everyone, and I doubt that these HICCUPOPS will work for everyone either ! Perhaps the cost of the ” pops ” will cure the hiccups !

  • Rivkah

    Hiccups are caused by a disturbance in the nerves that control the diaphragm. The taste buds are not associated with the diaphragm. I think it’s the placebo effect at work.

  • Vincent

    Kneel in front of a chair. Bend forward and place upper body on the flat chair. Keep torso still and try to stretch waist back, twist diaphragm, try to move inside torso while keeping it in place on chair. This exercise worked for me after three days of constant hiccuping after a serious aortic aneurysim operation. It was just hell, no sleep, no relief.

    • Carolyn

      Shucks, in that position, one may as well say a PRAYER, and perhaps that will do the ” trick ” ! Heehee.

  • Sasha

    Whenever I get the “Hickies”, I swallow three times and immediately afterwards hold my breath for 20 seconds.
    Foolproof results, never failed me ;)

    • Carolyn

      What works for you, does not necessarily work for EVERYONE !

  • John

    Sugar water always did the trick as a kid.

  • Michelle

    This is stupid. Everyone knows by now that a spoon full of sugar or a sugar cube will cure hiccups.

    • Carolyn

      Really ? Well, I never heard of THAT before you mentioned it !

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