13-Year-Old Invents A Lollipop That Cures Hiccups

The Mary Sue | May 11, 2012 - 2:10 pm

As my coworkers and roommates over the years can tell you: I have louder, and thereforefunnier, than average hiccups. The involuntary diaphragm spasms also have great timing, always managing to show up just as I’m about to finish a sentence like “No, I just have the hiccups,” or “Just give me a chance to hold my breath for a bit,” or “Shhhhhh.”

And while usually I can rid myself of them by manhandling my diaphragm by taking very deep breaths in and out, Mallory Kievman has done me one better by inventing a lollipop that cures hiccups in her kitchen. She is only thirteen. Read more …