OK, Let's imagine that this joint study was funded by US taxpayers (don't worry; it wasn't)... Just how much does it cost to wait until you get the hiccups and stick a finger in your butt?? And then maybe write down the results. I am guessing that nobody is going hungry because of this one!
Woman moderately wounded by firebomb thrown at her car in north J'lem (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S., Israeli research team win IgNobel prize for cure for hiccups