Is it true or an old wives tale about hiccups?

United States
December 11, 2008 11:57am CST
i have always heard that when you get the hiccups you are growing.. sounds like a bunch of sillyness to me but is there any chance there is any truth in it?? how can i still be growing at 27?!?! lol
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@_sketch_ (5711)
• United States
15 Dec 08
I dont think that has even the slightest truth in it at all. That doesnt make sense. Has something to do with having air stuck in your stomach or something.
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• United States
15 Dec 08
the stupidest things that keep being passed around!! i wish they would figure out what exactly causes them and then people will know and then it would put this stupid tale to rest
@nadooa247 (1097)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Keep in mind children grow up... we grow sideways haha hence the increasing waistline =P Okay okay kidding well i never did hear about hiccups meaning that you are growing up and it does sound silly since at a certain age a person stops growing but i know that sometimes after a person stops growing their eyes keep changing (like when you check your eyesight you find you prescription
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• United States
14 Dec 08
not growing fatter but yeah most peoples eyes age i know my eye sight isnt like it used to be
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
11 Dec 08
the reason anything is called an old wives tale is because it isn't true or at least not true in the eyes of science, you decide, if it works for you then it is true, if it doesn't then it is not. p.s you could be growing fatter lol,
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• United States
14 Dec 08
well i must be losing weight since i cant seem to gain weight for the life of me
@aidenw (633)
• United States
11 Dec 08
well that's what my mom told me when i was a kid and had hiccups. she said don't worry that means you're growing up. of course i believed her then. i stopped getting hiccups when i entered my teens. so maybe there's some truth to it?. but the problem was i didn't stop growing when the hiccups stopped. hmmm...
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• United States
14 Dec 08
well i just had them at the age of 27 so if something is growing it better by my boobs!
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
11 Dec 08
HA! I'm still growing at 56? Nah, it's an old wive's tale. I don't believe hiccups have ever been fully understood. I mean, the mechanics of them are known as well as a lot of the triggers, but fully understanding them has not been resolved. I get them whenever I eat an apple! I've eaten apples with and without the skin... same outcome: hiccups. I can eat apple pie, applesauce or anything else made from applies and I'm fine. I just can't eat a whole, raw apple. Weird, huh? Indigestion is definitely a trigger. I'd love to know WHY they happen, though! One day, maybe, you think?
• United States
11 Dec 08
i read when i was little about a girl that got them and had them for like 20 years or something and every since i get the hiccups im like omg this is it!! they will never stop!!
• United States
11 Dec 08
I am laying my money on old wives tale...and i got the hiccups yesterday out of the blue and i was like WTF?!?!?! I hate getting the hiccups because no matter what i try only one thing gets ride of them and its not something i like to do, but yesterday thankfully they went away on there own. Oh wait they probably got scared away when my bro started getting sick. Can't you scare hiccups away??? Oh and the way i usually have to get ride of them, which is always a last resort, a spoon full of sugar.
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• United States
11 Dec 08
the spoonful of sugar is the only thing that works on me too.. i hate it because i hate straight sugar taste