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getting to the bottom of incurable hiccups this year’s Ig Nobel Prize winners (announced last week) is a crew of scientists who wrote two separate papers titled “Termination of intractable hiccups with digital rectal massage.”

Um, in other words, if you have hiccups that just refuse to go away, despite holding your breath, eating spoonfuls of peanut butter, covering your head with a paper bag, swallowing sugar , and drinking glasses of water with your head upside down (presumably not all at once), then you should have someone stick their finger up your butt.

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