Straw invented that stops hiccups

Scientist have invented a straw that stops hiccups.

The device is called the FISST and stands for “forced inspiratory suction and swallow tool” (FISST). The tool costs about $14USD and has a distinctive design.

The device is a rigid L-shaped straw that has a mouthpiece at one end and an adjustable cap with a pressure valve, in the form of a small hole, at the other.

Hiccuping people place the device into a glass of water and use it to sip.

The inventors say the HiccAway’s forces people to suck and swallow and in their trails they found that it stopped hiccups in 92% of cases during trials.

What are hiccups?
When you get hiccups – or singultus as they are medically know – the diaphragm and intercostal muscles suddenly contract. The quick intake of air causes the opening between the vocal folds – known as the glottis – to shut, resulting in a “hic” sound, often to the embarrassment of the afflicted and the amusement of others.

The straw device “works instantly and the effect stays for several hours,” says Dr Ali Seifi who is the associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He was a co-author of the study which tested team 249 people.

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Kobey
Kobey
1 month ago

Wow that would be very useful

Thomas
Thomas
1 month ago

Where can you buy these?

A cool man
A cool man
1 month ago

14 usd is kinda expensive for a straw and it needs to be washed

Ryan
Ryan
1 month ago

if i win lotto i will buy it

emiliawrght
emiliawrght
1 month ago

that is so cool is that in the new zealand k mart in bayfair
mount maunganui

Nicholas Gleeson
Nicholas Gleeson
1 month ago

this should be useful

Excitedabtnews
Excitedabtnews
1 month ago

Wow!

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1 month ago

That is so cool!!!

a god
a god
1 month ago

wow thats cool

finn
finn
28 days ago

wow cool

MUMMA
MUMMA
25 days ago

i need that i get hiccups all the time its annoying soo annoying

anonymous
anonymous
23 days ago

USD $14 is NZD $20 so not to expensive for a extra extra extra useful thing

Last edited 23 days ago by anonymous
ellie
ellie
18 days ago

I don’t have any money so it’s not possible to get one. (for me 🙁 )

jahaan
jahaan
18 days ago

where can i buy these amaze product,s i live in new zealand aukland

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