I had the hiccups a couple times today. The first time I thought they went away on their own...but no, they came back with a vengeance! So...I gave in and decided to do the old trick again of drinking from the other side of the cup to get rid of my hiccups. Now, I've had a couple people ask me how to do this. It's a lot more complicated to describe than it is to actually do. I've described it to people over the interwebs before and had my mom take pictures of me demonstrating it. Now...it was late at night and I was SUPER tired when these were taken. I normally don't look that bad! :)
1. Locate "the other side of the cup." It is the far side of the cup. The side that is NOT closest to you!
2. Put your mouth on that side of the cup. You will need to bend over forwards. If you need to, brace yourself with your hand against a wall or a table.
3. Bend over far enough that the water reaches your lips. Start drinking. Drink as much of the water as you can.
4. Return yourself to your upright position!
It's always worked for me.