It turns out drinking a glass of water really can be a hiccup remedy.
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I’m sometimes awakened during the night by hiccups. Of course I'd heard about that old hiccup remedy, drinking a glass of water, but I came up with my own variation: I inhale deeply, then drink the water in 25 really small swallows.
The peristaltic action of the swallows neutralizes the hiccups.
Woodstock, New York