It's 4AM and I have the hiccups. I hate the hiccups. I don't get your normal ones; I get the body convulsing, teeth jarring, really hurt, hiccups.
Do you know how many "cures" for hiccups are out there? Go ahead, google "hiccup cures". Besides the first hit that is written in chinese figures, there are 79,799 other websites that have something to do with hiccup cures.
According to the first site I checked, there is no conclusive reason for why hiccups happen. Another site suggested they come from eating too fast. Can't be my problem since it is 4 AM and I haven't eaten since 5:30 PM!
Another site suggests the brain is overstimulated causing it to make my diaphragm go haywire. I was sleeping nicely, so I don't think that is it.
On another site, some poor guy in 1922 started hiccuping and didn't stop for 65 years! This of course defies the next site which states that hiccups don't last more than a few minutes.
What would we do without Google....