13 Year Old Mallory Kievman Invents Cure for the Hiccups
For those of you who suffer with bouts of hiccuping, especially if like me you have particularly loud or funny sounding hiccups, people find them hysterically funny, all I know is that mine go on for hours and they hurt like hell. I've even been sent home from work (not such a bad deal) because they were so loud they drove my boss crazy.
There are of course hundreds of home remedies and suggestions out there on how to rid yourself of the hiccups - and no doubt you have a favorite - as a child I used to go and practice my clarinet as the constant blowing seemed to get rid of excess air, it didn't always work but it was always worth a try. But the next time you get a bad case of the hiccups, you might want to give the Hiccupops a try, Hiccupops are the hiccup-stopping lollipops which are scheduled to hit the market this Summer.
Invented by this innovative 13-year-old, yes she's only 13, Mallory Kievman from Conneticut devised these amazing sweet cures after she suffered a stubborn bout of the hiccups two years ago. The pre-teen tried out about a hundred folk remedies and suggestions and at some point in the process she realised that she could combine her three favorite cures; sugar, apple cider vinegar and lollipops to make an tasty product that worked.
Apparently it is the combination of ingredients that triggers a set of nerves in your throat and mouth that are responsible for the hiccup reflex, the ingredients in the Hiccupops over-stimulates these nerves and cancels out the message to hiccup.
Mallory Kievman may be a teenager but she is already in talks to market her amazing product and has filed for a patent with the help of intellectual property lawyers and has her own team of graduate business students from her hometown University acting as her team of consultants.
Kievman and her team hope to get Hiccupops onto pharmacy shelves in the States this Summer, so until this amazing product arrives we're just going to have to stick with our old remedies but keep an eye out for this amazing cure and when you do try it let me know what you think of it.