Why does saying 'pineapple' stop hiccups?

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  1. La Femme Fatale

    La Femme Fatale Her Royal Nonsense Staff Member

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    Good story coming up... I had the hiccups a few months ago, a friend told me to say 'pineapple' and I did and it immediately stopped. It's works every.single. time. At least for me. I told my boss about it a few weeks ago and he actually came up to me today and asked how the hell it works but I didn't know why and I can't find anything online. So, I dunno, has anyone heard of this method of stopping hiccups if so, what is it about saying pineapple that makes the hiccuping stop?
  2. Magnolia Grandiflora

    Magnolia Grandiflora Arkham Inmate #09153644

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    Beats me. Cantaloupe stops sneezing, pineapple stops hiccups; great mysteries of the universe right there.
  3. Meg

    Meg I love talking about how great I am

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    W-what? I always have such a hard time getting rid of hiccups. I'll have to try it! :eek:
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  5. Storyofmylife

    Storyofmylife The watchful protector.

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    Well now, I have never heard of this in my life. I learn something new everyday! Since I get hiccups quite frequently I'll need to remember this one. Thanks! ;)
  6. Romero

    Romero Her royal court joker Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    Really? I didn't know anything of this. I wonder if we have some words that works in my language...

    But I have another method of stopping hiccups. I just hold my breath for as long as possible, one time is usually enough. When you hold your breath, you increase (or reduce?) one or more of the gases in your blood that is thought to be related to hiccups. I don't remember if it was nitrogen or some other gas, but doing this helps.
  7. KennedyKiller

    KennedyKiller Super Saiyan Member Gold Supporter

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    Dude! Idk why, but I have found this increadibly fascinating...I can't wait to try this out...
  8. Book Of McGlynn Memories

    Book Of McGlynn Memories The Cutie Bear Gold Supporter

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    I think it worked for me because I tried it today and as soon as I said pineapple it just stops all of a sudden.
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  9. xMobilemux

    xMobilemux I'll just get right to the ass kicking!

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    Well I'll be damned lol. I'll have to give it a shot sometime.
    Do you have to just say it or do you have to kinda shout it? :p
  10. Romero

    Romero Her royal court joker Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    It's really strange that saying a word can stop hiccups, perhaps unless it is a spell. I think saying it works because you think it works. Hiccups are caused by something and that something can't be removed with a word. It must be the believe that does it.
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  11. Rain611

    Rain611 You can't kill me.

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    Very interesting...

    I've never tried it because as long as I hold my breath and take little sips of water my hiccups usually go away without fail and quite quickly. I'll need to try this next time I get them. :)
  12. MissDomino

    MissDomino Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    I've tried to do this four times already, and each time the hiccups stopped as soon as I thought of saying pineapple. Didn't even get a chance to say it. Usually my hiccups last for what feels like half an hour. So I didn't really have a chance to actually try it.
  13. Romero

    Romero Her royal court joker Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    I had hiccups late last night. I was too sleepy to bother hold my breath, so I said "pineapple" a few times. The hiccups stopped while I was saying it, but came back seconds after. At best it helped slightly, but I have no way of proving it was saying pineapple that helped.
    I remember thinking I wanted to post here and ask someone to choke me a little but I had turned off the PC. :D
  14. La Femme Fatale

    La Femme Fatale Her Royal Nonsense Staff Member

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    Why are you hell-bent on destroying my theory?! Jeez Romero, just take it for what it is!! ;)
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  15. Romero

    Romero Her royal court joker Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    I'm not! I'm partly supporting your theory. But only partly. :p
  16. Meg

    Meg I love talking about how great I am

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    AHHHHH! I had hiccups last night, but I didn't even think to do this. Darn it. :(
  17. tremor

    tremor 4 itchy tasty Gold Supporter

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    I had no idea!! I just knew that saying "white horses" repeatedly will keep you from sneezing lmao...I learned that one from my dad xD
  18. Book Of McGlynn Memories

    Book Of McGlynn Memories The Cutie Bear Gold Supporter

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    Well I just had the hiccups and I yelled Pineapple and they didn't go away. Not joking.
  19. Romero

    Romero Her royal court joker Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    Maybe it's not the season for pineapples. Try again later some time.
  20. La Femme Fatale

    La Femme Fatale Her Royal Nonsense Staff Member

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    Orrrrrr maybe ur just not doin it right!!!111!11111 :D
  21. Genie

    Genie Well-Known Member

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    It worked for me! (: But I had to say "pineapple" several times and raise my voice XDD

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