+ Hiccups By Shamz + What is it? A hiccup or hiccough is a contraction of the diaphragm that repeats several times per minute. In humans, the abrupt rush of air into the lungs causes the vocal cords to close, creating a “hic” sound. -Dictonary.com + What causes hiccups? Carbonated beverages Alcohol Dry breads Spicy food Chemotherapy has been implicated in hiccups + How to stop hiccups? There’s no scientifically proven way to how to stop a hiccup however the following methods have been effective: To hold your breath Drink cold water To be shocked or surprised Standing on your head Teaspoon of sugar + Bibliography "What Causes Hiccups?" KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. Web. 09 May 2011. <http:// kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/hiccup.html>.