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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-10-12 13:36
Subject: Physiological reflexes
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Does anybody here know why I just started hiccoughing? Or rather, since I know what the trigger is - what causes me to hiccough when encountering a particularly hot sauce (in this instance Dave's Insanity)?

Oh, and it's about time pepper sauce manufacturers came up with a common heat scale - and published it on their bottles. A rough SHU range would be fine, I'm only asking for an approximation.
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Linz
User: k425
Date: 2010-10-12 12:45 (UTC)
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I don't know, but it happens to me. If the curry on a Friday is spicier than expected I'll get the hiccups.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-10-12 13:55 (UTC)
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Gulping might, I agree (though I'd expect belching from that). But I only swallowed the food, which was hot but not overpoweringly so.
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desperance
User: desperance
Date: 2010-10-12 17:47 (UTC)
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My best mate started doing that, as we passed from young men to middle age. Anything hot would give him hiccups: to the point where I think he's pretty much given up on chilli anything.

Sorry, I have no wisdom to offer, beyond the simple observation that you are not alone. And I'm glad I'm different, to be honest.

Scoville units, yay!
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