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They say if something scares you ir takes away the hiccups ... But u can try holding your breath..

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Hold your breath and swallow

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thankyou so much it worked haha :)
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you can't you just have to wait until they go away

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Try massaging around the eyebrows or eat a teaspoon of sugar. They both actually work.

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It's worked for me.........think of the most HORRIBLE DISGUSTING and VILE thing you can POSSIBLY think of and the hiccups should vanish......and I mean HORRIBLE things

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Drink 7 shots of water, works every time but if and I mean if doesn't work then eat sugar about 1 tea spoon

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it really works!!! i tried the water one works my cozen does it with sugar and it works!!
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a teaspoon of sugar with a couple drops of water or fill a cup or glass full with water. bend forward and drink from the wrong side of the glass. these work for me and I get hiccups a lot!

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Drink water fast and don't even stop

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hold your breath as long as possible.....

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My grandma would take a spoonful of sugar, put a drop of peppermint flavoring (peppermint oil?) from a very small bottle probably for candy making and have us suck on the sugar. It always worked. Pharmacies often have the peppermint oil near or behind the Rx counter.

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sorry wrong place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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One swallow of vinegar has worked for me all but once in the last 52 years.

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the best thing is holding ur breath as much as u can ..

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Drink water

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hold your breath or if that doesn't work drink a lot of water.

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As said already, holding your breath always works. But sometimes just holding your breath won't do good. In that case, take a clean plastic cover. Cover your mouth with the plastic cover so that no air can go in or out. Breathe through your mouth only, inside the cover. Continue this until you are free from hiccups. The thing here is to intake some amount of air that we exhaled. Both the methods are basically same, but the 2nd is better, because it makes us to inhale more air that we exhaled, and i think that's the reason for working of this method.

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stand on your head eating grapes (dont Choke)

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Nice advice!
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Lol!
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haha very funny, someone so stupid wouldnt even do that !
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get a cup of water put a cloth over it and sip slowely through the cloth that is how i always get rid of annoying hiccups it was my great grandmas method

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have a large drink of pickle juice works instantly

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Ewwwwh!
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what the fudge
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ok , in your dreams buddy
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Take alot of deep breaths

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eat a spoon full of peanut butter slowly

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drink water it will help you.


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THINK about it
think when the next one is going to happen dont think about anything else

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tell someone too scare u

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they say you can scare them away or u can hold your breathe

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hold your breath for 30 seconds thats how i do it :)

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have someone plug your nose and ears and drink as much water as u can :^{]

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Take a big drink an swallow it all at once OR exhale then hold your breath OR pour some honey in your mouth

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Hold your breath.. It totally works

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honestly this has worked for me! just eat a tablespoon of peanut butter! I swear it works!

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I hold my breath, chew gum, eat peanut butter, or hang upside down while holding my breath!!

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that sounds a little weird
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oh wow, thats good , ill just stick with water
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xD I HATE PEANUT BUTTER
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wow no drink some water and thn do whatever u want

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this works for me every time, and my hiccups are SUPER loud! Just plug your ears while drinking water through a straw (more than one glass) I know it sounds silly but it works!!!


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this is what i do!!!
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i usually just hold my breath

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hold it in long enough and hard enough that you let out a hugh one and then you will hiccup like 2 more time and that's it

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hold your breath. and tell someone to scare u off ! :P





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There are two ways you can do this you can drink water upside down or you can eat a spoon full of jelly i promise you this really works i have tried both and the spoon full of jelly works instantly

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i want to try it lol :)
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What kind of jelly?
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i use grape jelly but you can use any type as long as its jelly
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by eating sugar and someone scaring you when you have hiccups

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holding your breath to let hiccups is not good for you, so sit on a couch, chair, or anything upside down and then drink water.

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hold your breath and try to go to sleep then let some one scare you

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Hold your breath for 10 seconds or more.

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I usually hold my breath for as long as i can and it works.

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hold your breath an drink water lots and lots of water

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The way i do is is i lay on the floor with my feet an calfs up on a chair of something that will lift up your legs so that your knees are at a 90 degree angle and just lay there for a while and after about a min. they will go away(My 2nd grade teacher tought my this and somehow i still remember! :P )

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heyy please reply at 10:00 am
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try drinking water, if that does not work try holding your breath for ten seconds. if that does not work you probably should just wait for the hiccups to go away.

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When I get hiccups, I pat my chest and breathe very slowly. It works for me. :)

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Castor Oil

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Woah really?
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whats that?
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WHAt!!!!
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Just fill your mouth with water and let it trickle down your throat very slowly for about a minute, breathing through your nose. This works for me!

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put a pen or pencil in you mouth bite down and swallow works every time:)

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r u mad, im not swallowing a pen or pencil
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Alright here my shire fire way to get rid of hiccups. First tack a deep breath let it out slowly. Then without any breath in between tack another deep breath and hold for 15 seconds. Then without any breath in between tack another deep breath and hold for as long as you can. Let out each breath slowly and then tack the next breath straight after the last. The idea is to confuse the muscle under the lungs long enough for it to stop contracting causing the hiccups to stop. Good luck!

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Stare into someone's eyes, challenging the person not to blink - or you either. It works in a matter of seconds to stop the 'cups. If you're home alone, stare into a mirror into your own eyes.

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Get a mouth full of water into your mouth,go into your bedroom go upside down (You would probably do this by leaning on your bedside)And swallow the water!Easy peesy lemon squeezing :3 (Im such a dork!)

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you drink a glass of water back ways its what my teacher does idk/i dont know if it works i like mortal kombat so play with me saturdays and sundays

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milk

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Drink water!

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forget about them

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water because it is important

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Drink eight sips of water

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pour a glass of water and drink it until it is gone without taking any breaths

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this works all the time but the key is to concentrate! hold your breath right after youve hiccuped once and count backwards from 30sec. concentrate on the numbers or it wont work

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hold your breath or drink water upside dowm

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Apart from the fruit, drinking tea from stems and leaves can help relieve hiccoughs.

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Hold your breath for a least a minute.

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Hold your breath for 30 seconds, you might have to do it a few times.
Also, try not to think of hiccups. Keep yourself occupied (:

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Those suggestions won't work if the hiccup reflex has become chronic. The specific remedy is Homeopathic Nux vomica - ideally in a 30C potency taken every ten minutes. Your local Homeopath will have supplies, as do several speciality stores. If that doesn't fix it, the Homeopath will have to repertorise a personal remedy for you - Homeopathic Cyclamen or Mag Phos are very effective, too.

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have someone hold both of your wrists, and using there to thumbs on each wrist find the pressure point in the wrist and have them hold there fingers there on the pressure points

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Get a cup of water & lean forward over the cup so that your mouth is on the opposite side you normally drink on (feels like you are standing on your head) drink the water.
Works every time. :)

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1.Hold your breath. 2. Get someone to scare you. 3. Try a little sugar. 4. Take an Antacid.

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Holding your breath always works for me, but you have to take the deepest breath possible and hold it until it starts to be moderately uncomfortable.

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I have 5 ways to get rid of hiccups 1. try scarring a person 2. make a loud sound 3. holding your breath as long as possible 4. drinking a lot of water 5. eat a lot and fast CAUTION this number 5. question is very dangerous so try the easiers one instead THANK YOU FOR LIKING.

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I usually pinch my tongue while holding my breath for about 10 seconds and then swallow. It works every time for me.

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i just hold my breath for like 20 sec and works every time

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Scare ur self

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have someone scare you or hold your breath for ten seconds that always works for me

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Eat a tablespoon full of peanut butter. I was told by a fellow nurse and Ive tried it and suggested it to others and so far it hasn't failed.

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I hold my breath for a couple of seconds take a dink of something and hold my breath for another second and it works just about every time for me

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Drink some water ,eat a tea spoon of sugar ,or hold your breath as long as you can

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Hold your breath for 10 seconds.

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Plug your nose and drink water while holding your head back, that is what usually works for me!

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Just had the hiccups tonight?!!!!! LOL and it works!!!!!!! No joke!!!!!!
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haha i have so may replys, thanks everyone
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Have someone stand behind you and plug your ears, exhale, plug your nose and drink some water. Has worked everytime for me and anyone else I've done it with.

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get scared or drink some water

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7 Shots of Water always does the Trick... BUT... if that does not work... 8 Shots of Tequila will get rid of that 100% guaranteed. ;-)

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To get RID of hicups DRINK planty of WATER but slowley.

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a indan trick is to drink blue berry tea so if you have hicups all the time then you should stock up on blue berry tea.

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Trust me this will work just eat a spoon filled with peanut butter if you ask how it worked it's because there's a bubble stuck in your esophagus and the peanut butter is thick so it will go right through it and your welcome

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You should get a spoon of peanut butter and a glass of milk it really works

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what works for me is that i put some water in my mouth, do a handstand against the wall on my couch and swallow the water upside down

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PeanutButter!!!! One Teaspoon will do it every time..

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Hold your breath while drinking water.

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This was one day ago , why are people still commenting they are obviously gone :P

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Try Going for a walk!

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hold you breath for 10, 15, or 20 seconds, after drink water

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this may look silly but it works! hold your breath for as long as you can while you bend over and touch your toes.

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Boo!!!!

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I find it helps if I not only hold my breath, but consciously hold my diaphragm down (almost feels like inhaling with no air actually going in).

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hold your breathe for 10 to 20 seconds, thats what i do

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Get a cup of water and a spoon, place the spoon on your forehead and drink the water at the same time! It works every time for me!

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What I do is hold your breath as long as you can

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You please breathe in and out in a plastic bag covering mouth and nose . Sure you will get rid of hiccups

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1. Take two deep inhales, and on the second inhale hold it.
2. Immediately take 2-3 sips of a glass of water.
3. When done, release breath.
Hiccups are gone. (Works for me every time.)
* Repeat IF necessary *Hint/Key: Burps are the cure.

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take 4-5 deep breath or have some water. Hiccups will stop.

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Take garlic you will feel relief...

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Hold your breath

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Drinking water, holding breath or getting scared

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swallow three times with your mouth open! i swear it works!!

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hold your breath and drink a glass of water

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Quite simply, you need to think about how you are breathing. When you inhale, expand your chest, when you exhale draw your chest in. It will take at least a minute of time to alleviate the hiccups, but it works every time. I learned this about 28 years ago while I was an EMT on an ambulance, the paramedic who taught me this I am indebted to!!! This resolution is especially important when you have a patient who probably should not take anything by mouth due to the severity of their injuries and also can be done in any position, even while entrapped/crushed in a vehicle. It was used countless times in my presence at a scene or as we were driving to the hospital. It also served as a way to calm a patient by getting their mind off of their injuries. Then we would do this for many minutes so we could deal with their wounds, get them out of their entrapment, etc.

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You can hold your breath, drink water, have someone scare you,

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Have someone scare you

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Hold your breath and look in a mirror

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put a paper towel over a glass of water and drink slowly. then hold your breath

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put a red sting on your forehead (mexican style) :)
it wied but it works :))

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breath in for as long as u can than hold if for as long as u can

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hold breath and then put hands over your head or drink lots of water

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if your not holding your breath while you drink water than yes you are going to drink a lot of water if you want to get rid of the hiccups
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drink water up side down of just simply drink a half of a glass of water while holding your breath it might work on you!!!

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a spoon full of sugar. it tastes horrible but it works instantaly

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drink a lot of water

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drink water through a straw while plugging your ears for 15 seconds

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well about 15 seconds
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Drink water upside down

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