Almost every one of us gets hiccups from time to time. It usually happens because we eat too fast or we laugh out loud. We know how to get rid of hiccups quickly because there are many home cures for that.
Others suggest drinking water. Differebt things help different people and usualy the hiccups are gone after a few minutes.
However, one man, Carles Osborne from Iowa, hiccupped for 68 years. At first it was 40 times a minute and then it slowed to 20 hiccups a minute. And strangely, his hiccups didn't start because he was eating too quickly.
The hiccups didn't stop him from leading a normal life. He had two wives and eight children. His hiccups stopped as mysteriously as they started.
His name is in Guinness World Record as the man with the Longest Attack of Hiccups.