today i learned – sat 30th sept 2017

almost didn’t write this today … not because i no longer want too but because i got distracted by rick and morty πŸ˜‚

anyway, here we go! another pointless yet interesting fact ✌🏻

#tdil that some poor dude once hiccuped for 68 years 😳 … at least he set a world record?

anyone that has experienced hiccups will know just how annoying they are πŸ˜’ especially those out there that, like me, suffer from beastly hiccups that make everyone in the office stare πŸ™ˆ

with that in mind, how bad do you feel for charles osborne – a dude who hiccuped from 1922 to 1990 😒 … that literally must have been hell! it’s estimated that he hiccuped 430 million times during his lifetime πŸ˜….

anyway, you may be wondering how it happened and whether it could happen to you! well, they started due to a fall that charles had one day. banging his head on landing, charles busted a small blood vessel in his brain and damaged a small part of his brain that stops you from having the hiccups unnecessarily.

the result was charles hiccuping 40 times a minute in the beginning before slowly reaching around 20 hiccups a minute 😭. eventually he even had to start grinding all of his food down as the hiccups stopped solid foods from reaching his stomach.

how much does that suck?! next time you think life sucks, just remember charles! the dude literally had hiccups until the year before he died but he still got on with shizz – married multiple times, had eight kiddies … dude just got on with it!

sadly, charles died in 1991 at the ripe ole age of 97. the year before that, his hiccups mysteriously stopped πŸ™‚ … at least he got a year of peace!

right, i think that’ll do us for today!

ta taaaa 😎 #tdil

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i don’t feel like i can ever moan ever again! if you feel like reading more useless stuff, just go ->here<-

(hiccups are a hard one to find a picture of πŸ˜‚ … so i went for a meme instead πŸ‘πŸ» i’ve no idea if memes have licenses … but it came from ->here<-)

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