We’ve done many how-tos over the years — how to cut your own bangs, how to make friends as an adult, how to nail a high five — and now, here is a foolproof way to stop the hiccups…

So! The other day I was chatting on the phone to my friend Gemma when I got the hiccups. And she revealed a way to stop them that always works:

Plug your ears while drinking two sips of water.

(If you don’t have someone to hold the water glass for you, you can plug your ears with your thumbs and hold the glass with your other fingers.)

It worked INSTANTLY for me, when nothing else ever has. So, there you go! Next time you have the hiccups, please try this and report back.

Any other hiccup tricks? Or life hacks we should all know? Please share below…

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