I got the hiccups early this morning and have had them off and on for pretty much the whole day. Gotta tell ya, it's pretty hard to teach class with the hiccups. A collegue in the Humanties office sympathized as I was reading my email, then after a short bit, suddenly started asking me a whole bunch of rapid-fire questions that seemed somewhat random. "Quick, quick! Don't think, answer! What did you have for breakfast!" Uh... uhm... I answered with sidelong glances and hesitant responces, sure that there was a joke in there somewhere. But then she relented-- no joke, just trying to distract me and cure the hiccups. I had heard of the of the "hold your breath" cure and had been trying it all day. Never heard of that one.
Still didn't work, though. Any other home remedies?