PDA

View Full Version : Hiccups can be deadly


ENDelt260
01-25-2006, 08:58 AM
Hiccups lead to two deaths
Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:45 AM ET

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - A Colombian man accidentally shot his nephew to death while trying to cure his hiccups by pointing a revolver at him to scare him, police in the Caribbean port city of Barranquilla said on Tuesday.

After shooting 21-year-old university student David Galvan in the neck, his uncle, Rafael Vargas, 35, was so distraught he turned the gun on himself and committed suicide, police said.

The incident took place on Sunday night while the two were having drinks with neighbors.

Galvan started to hiccup and Vargas, who works as a security guard, said he would use the home remedy for hiccups of scaring him. He pulled out his gun, pointed it at Galvan and it accidentally went off, witnesses told local television.

"They were drinking but they were aware of what was going on," one witness said.

Source (http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyid=2006-01-25T144522Z_01_N24163507_RTRUKOC_0_US-COLOMBIA-HICCUPS.xml)

Donger
01-25-2006, 09:03 AM
So, did the hiccups stop?

ENDelt260
01-25-2006, 09:04 AM
So, did the hiccups stop?
I believe it was an effective cure, yes.

If you've got a splitting headache, I've got a never-fail cure involving a guillotine as well.

Kclee
01-25-2006, 09:05 AM
Weird. I had a similar situation happen. I pulled my 'gun' out on some chick and it went off right on her neck. Small world.

ENDelt260
01-25-2006, 09:07 AM
Weird. I had a similar situation happen. I pulled my 'gun' out on some chick and it went off right on her neck. Small world.
Afterwards were you so distraught that you blew another load on yourself?

Kclee
01-25-2006, 09:09 AM
Afterwards were you so distraught that you blew another load on yourself?

It's like you were in the same room.

Simplex3
01-25-2006, 09:18 AM
It's like you were in the same room.
How drunk were you guys?

Saulbadguy
01-25-2006, 09:20 AM
The world record for the longest continuous bout of hiccups goes to Charles Osborne (18941991) from Anthon, Iowa. The hiccups started in 1922 at a rate of 40 times per minute, slowing to 20 and eventually stopping in February 1990 a total of 68 years. [2]

ENDelt260
01-25-2006, 09:28 AM
The world record for the longest continuous bout of hiccups goes to Charles Osborne (18941991) from Anthon, Iowa. The hiccups started in 1922 at a rate of 40 times per minute, slowing to 20 and eventually stopping in February 1990 a total of 68 years. [2]
I think I would've tried the Colombian hiccup cure somewhere around year 20.

CosmicPal
01-25-2006, 09:28 AM
The world record for the longest continuous bout of hiccups goes to Charles Osborne (18941991) from Anthon, Iowa. The hiccups started in 1922 at a rate of 40 times per minute, slowing to 20 and eventually stopping in February 1990 a total of 68 years. [2]

I bet he had a lot of friends.

Donger
01-25-2006, 10:41 AM
The world record for the longest continuous bout of hiccups goes to Charles Osborne (18941991) from Anthon, Iowa. The hiccups started in 1922 at a rate of 40 times per minute, slowing to 20 and eventually stopping in February 1990 a total of 68 years. [2]

My father was somewhat of a freak about hiccups. If any of us hiccuped more than five times, he'd threaten us with bodily damage. Hence, we can all stop hiccups before the fifth time.

Simplex3
01-25-2006, 10:43 AM
My father was somewhat of a freak about hiccups. If any of us hiccuped more than five times, he'd threaten us with bodily damage. Hence, we can all stop hiccups before the fifth time.
99% of the time I have one and then it's over. Maybe 5 or 6 times in my life has it gone past one.

munkey
01-25-2006, 10:48 AM
[b] trying to cure his hiccups by pointing a revolver at him to scare him
Source (http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyid=2006-01-25T144522Z_01_N24163507_RTRUKOC_0_US-COLOMBIA-HICCUPS.xml)

I'd say we have a darwin award winna here....

What a dumbass..

sedated
01-25-2006, 12:14 PM
"They were drinking but they were aware of what was going on," one witness said.



*shock*

coach_L
01-25-2006, 12:35 PM
I used to get hiccups for hours at a time. But now I have the perfect cure.

Take ten sips of water, then a big ten second gulp. Works everytime. I alteast find it more tolerable than taking a bullet in the chest.

Simplex3
01-25-2006, 12:42 PM
...I alteast find it more tolerable than taking a bullet in the chest.
That was a bullet in the NECK. That thing most of us use to hold up our head. You might be using your ass for holding your head, though.

:)

sedated
01-25-2006, 01:32 PM
I used to get hiccups for hours at a time. But now I have the perfect cure.

Take ten sips of water, then a big ten second gulp. Works everytime. I at least find it more tolerable than taking a bullet in the chest.


It sucksfor the first few sseconds, but then you get to see some pretty lights