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suze
1110124.  Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:32 pm Reply with quote

I first read that post some days ago, and made a mental note to ask a question arising. And then forgot to do it, so here goes.

If Norwegian uses mouse as a slang word for the ladybits, do you have a different name for the clicky thing that goes with a computer? Or are Norwegian computer ads full of rude jokes about mice?

 
maywatson1996
1287352.  Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:31 am Reply with quote

From an evolution perspective, Hiccups were acquired from when humans were fish, the brain pushes water over fish gills which makes the gulp for air. this process has remained in the human brain, the process makes the diaphragm spasm which in turn causes the hiccups.

Winston, Robert. Evolution Revolution: From Darwin to DNA. New York, NY: DK Publishing, 2009.

 
charleschaucer
1289044.  Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:09 pm Reply with quote

The record for the longest bout of hiccups is held by Charles Osborne, who hiccupped from 1922 to 1990, a total of 68 years.

 

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