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In 1922, Charles Osborn, started to hiccup and didn’t stop until June 5th, 1990. The Guinness Book of World Records has him listed for the longest bout of hiccups ever. He said he was hanging a 350 pound hog for butchering when he fell down and found out from doctors he broke a blood vessel the size of pin in his brain. The damage caused the side-effect of hiccups.

In the beginning Osborn was averaging 40 hiccups per minute, but with treatment it gradually was reduced to 20 hiccups per minute. Finally, one year before he died, for no apparent reason, they stopped.

It is estimated Charles Osborn hiccuped over 430 million times in his life.

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