Google's #1 most asked health question is....what causes hiccups?
Hiccups are caused by a sudden contraction or spasm of the muscles between your ribs. It can happen when your stomach is too full, if you've had too much alcohol or even just too much excitement.
According to Harvard Medical School you can do the following to stop them;
Swallow granulated sugar
Sip ice water
Bite on a lemon
Try pulling on your tongue.