It ranks among the great medical mysteries of our time, baffling the brightest brains and confounding the curious.
But a concerted effort from an international consortium involving researchers from Canada, France and Japan, believes it may have finally unravelled the riddle of the human hiccup.
In a report published this month in the journal BioEssays, the researchers propose that the hiccup is an evolutionary leftover -- a mechanism that allowed our ancient ancestors to breathe both water and air.
They have found striking similarities between hiccupping and the gill movements of tadpoles, and suggest there's a good reason why this physiological souvenir has survived to irritate modern-day humans 370 million years after our predecessors slithered out of the primordial soup.
Do they ever get tired of making illogical stories up and claiming its "fact"? Reality is evolution is known today as a theory but by the strictest scientific definitions it doesn't even qualify as a "theory". Its just an opinion without proof. (proof would elevate it past theory to fact)
Where did this universe come from? Either it was created by an intelligent designer or it created itself from nothing somehow.
The Bible is clear that God created it and that we are sinners and that we are responsible to our creator. So the very fact people choose to believe evolution over the overwhelming evidence against it (eg fossilised coke can's spark plugs and boller hats - see answersingenesis.org)shows us clearly one thing: They will go to ANY lenght to avoid acknowledging they are responsibvly to someone for their own actions and thoughts.
As for theistic evolution, no where in the Bible is that mentioned. If there was millions of years of death and suffering before Adam then sin did not bring the curse upon the earth and God was a blatent lier when he said "It is good". Also, check the hebrew gramma and context of the scriptures in Genesis and its clear that the word day means a literal 24 hour day (hebrew schollars - whether they agree it was a day of not have to agree that taking the text as it is written it means a literal 24 hour day).
Thank God for ministrys like sermonaudio's (search speaker Ken Ham) and answersingenesis.org (founded by Ken Ham) that bring truth back to this world on such issues - from the Bible
Riiiiigggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhttt! Just like we lose our prehistoric gills during the our fetal development. Hhhhmmmmmmm. Guess the appendix was probably an inflatible bag to take us to the surface quickly during the time we humans spent in the water before we became land creatures like our brothers & sisters, the whales- which developed from cows who decided to evolve in the ocean!
hic,hic. I've always wanted to know why? Could that be the reason why you're told to drink water when you hic? Yep, that would be logical!! I just read another "truth" in todays Courier-Mail (Brisbane), we have exactly 13 billion years left on earth I'm afraid. That would make this earth exactly 26.7 billion years old when it big bangs into oblivion!!?? Amazing!