What causes hiccups? And how best to cure them?

India
December 2, 2006 12:54am CST
What's all this stuff you hear about giving someone a fright to rid them of hiccups (ie. putting a cold key down someone's back). Is there any truth in it ?
2 responses
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
19 Dec 06
you should drink some water and in the meanwhile hold your breath
• India
19 Dec 06
thanks for the suggestion..
• United States
7 Dec 06
Hiccups are caused by a muscle spasm of the diaphram.
• India
7 Dec 06
okes:)