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A 13-year-old Connecticut native, Mallory Kievman, thinks she’s found a cure for hiccups.After researching some solutions online, she’s created patent-pending lollipops, Hiccupops, made from apple cider vinegar and sugar. UConn graduate students have been enlisted to help her launch the product.
“It triggers a set of nerves in your throat and mouth that are responsible for the hiccup reflex arc,” she tells The New York Times. “It basically over-stimulates those nerves and cancels out the message to hiccup.”
In her business presentation, she’s listed as the CEO and head of R&D. Her father is listed as “adult supervision.”
The New York Times article says Kievman has tested 40 different formulas in her parents’ kitchen, but it neglects to say if any hiccups have been cured by her pops.
So, if you buy them, you could be a sucker.
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