Hiccups can very quickly become annoying. There are as many different cures for hiccups as there are causes. Would you like to learn more about how the hiccups work and how to get rid of them? Have a go at this quiz and see how much you know about the hiccups.
How long must you have hiccups for before they can be labeled as persistent hiccups?
What is the earliest age you can develop hiccups?
as a fetus
as a baby
as a toddler
What time of the day are you most likely to hiccup?
What affects hiccups in women?
their menstrual cycle
Which nerves control the diaphragm?
What is one of the main causes of irritation of the phrenic nerves?
What type of foods can bring on hiccups?
Which of the following can be a cause of persistent hiccups?
mental health problems
both of the above
According to the Guinness Book of Records, how long did the longest bout of hiccups last?
Which process in the body do many hiccup treatments aim to alter?
the respiratory cycle
the cardiovascular system
the lymph system
Applying pressure to which of the following is used as a treatment for the hiccups?
One remedy of getting rid of the hiccups is to swallow a spoonful of what?
Where in your mouth should you place a spoonful of sugar to cure the hiccups?
on the tip of the tongue
at the back of the tongue
under the tongue
Which part of the body might you put your fingers in to stop the hiccups.
What motion might you perform with your tongue to stop the hiccups?
Stick it out.
Make a clover.
Rub it against your teeth.
Which part of the body should you tickle with a cotton swab to get rid of the hiccups?
under your chin
the roof of your mouth
How can you increase carbon dioxide in your body to over-ride the hiccup drive?
Breath in smoke from a fire.
Drink carbonated water.
Hold your breath.
What type of over-the-counter medication may help the hiccups?
What ingredient in antacids helps stop hiccups?
Consumption of which common type of beverage is known to cause hiccups?