I first posted this in 2005, and still get a thank-you e-mail or two every month from someone who could not stop their hiccups. After I mentioned it again on my show yesterday, I got several emails from people who wanted to make sure they heard it right. So, as a public service, here it is again — my Guaranteed Hiccup Remedy:

Tilt your head back just enough that your neck is stretched a little bit. Inhale and hold a deep breath. Take 7-8 sips of water. Exhale and discover your hiccups gone.

I don’t know the science behind this, but you’re welcome.