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Exploring one of life's true mysteries: Why do we hiccup?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

As the Holiday Season begins and course demands intensify, we thought you may enjoy this article about one of life's true mysteries! Check out the article below...

Why do we hiccup?
HELEN BRANSWELL
The Globe and Mail Metro (Ontario Edition)

Hiccupping has no obvious function. That doesn't mean it doesn't have one. But it hasn't been discovered. Robert Provine Neuroscientist and professor of psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. You drink too much, you eat the wrong thing - and suddenly you're battling a bout of the hiccups. What's up with that? Why do seemingly insignificant triggers sometimes prompt your body to produce weird and irritating noises in sequences? Click here to read more...