A Simple Slice of Science – Why do we hiccup?

Here is something new to the blog… A Simple Slice of Science! With these posts I hope to answer a little science related question in 30 seconds or less. These posts will be presented by a new character on the blog…. folks, meet Dr. Simple!

Dr. Simple
Dr. Simple

 

What can I say about Dr. Simple? Well, he is a bit of a lab coat nerd, you can tell just by looking at him, right? The good thing about Dr. Simple is that he is a man of few words so a perfect candidate for presenting one science topic in 30 seconds!!

In a nutshell… Dr. Simple likes to keep it simple!

I am hoping that A Simple Slice of Science will become a regular spot on the blog, so if you have any science type questions that you wanted answered in a 30 second way, leave your question in the comments below and Dr. Simple will be only too happy to give an ever so simple answer!

First up… Dr. Simple has been struck by a little bout of hiccups! He thought it might be a good opportunity to tell you a little about what they are and how they work… all in 30 seconds!

 

Why do we hiccup?
Why do we hiccup?

I hope you like this new spot, please do leave me a comment telling me what you think, and remember… keep those questions coming!

nao

Science blogger and writer; Owner of Dr. How's Science Wows; Mother of three junior scientists who have taught me that to be a great scientist you need to look at life through the eyes of a child!

12 thoughts on “A Simple Slice of Science – Why do we hiccup?

  • June 20, 2014 at 9:33 pm
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    I love Dr. Simple! What a great idea and I’m fascinated with the ‘history of hiccups’. That poor farmer – I’d lose my reason!

    One of my little ones told me today that she thought it was the trees that made the wind by ‘flapping their leaves’. I thought it was a sweet way to look at it, and didn’t really want to take the magic away – but then, thinking about it later I was sort of at a loss as to how to explain how the wind ‘works’ in simple terms. I’d love if Dr. Simple could help this mama out!
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    • June 20, 2014 at 9:40 pm
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      What a great question… watch this space… although I prefer your daughter’s explanation… how beautiful. I just love the way the world looks through the eyes of a child!

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  • June 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm
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    Brilliant Naomi, I often DID wonder why we hiccup! Let me have a think of some of the bizarre questions that go through my head (never mind the kids!!)
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    • June 20, 2014 at 4:12 pm
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      Looking forward to getting a glimpse inside your mind Emily 😉

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    • June 20, 2014 at 4:12 pm
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      Bring it on Helen…. I think I have had plenty of those annoying questions from my own crew that has helped prepare me 😉

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  • June 19, 2014 at 10:24 pm
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    69 years!!How did he not go insane after the first few days!!Great post.I like Dr Simple and his approach!Could do with some simplicity in my life right now!
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    • June 19, 2014 at 10:41 pm
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      Me too Aedin… if only our blogs were reality… 😉

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  • June 19, 2014 at 10:16 pm
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    This is so perfect for anyone with kids – I am very happy right now. You are going to get every single question my kids ask me from now on – sorry in advance!
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    • June 19, 2014 at 10:40 pm
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      Yay… bring it on 😉 Dr. Simple is ready!

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    • October 22, 2015 at 8:53 pm
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      Its perfect for me too! Even if I’m 48, without children! Many thanks DC Simple 😉 Lovely blog

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