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Hiccups can be fatal

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BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

'It has been recorded that some people have had attacks of hiccups which last several years,...'

Accotding to a feature in this week's Daily Mail (UK)entitled 'Dead Unlucky', which lists some unusual ways in which people have died, the world record for hiccupping is held by a farmer from Iowa who apprently hiccupped for more than 60 years, for no known reason.
In rare cases this can be fatal, as was the case of Pope Pious XII who died after an uncontrollable bout of hiccups in 1958.

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