Charles Osborne,Man From U.S Had Hiccups for 68 Years continuously.

by Unbelievable Facts10 years ago
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We all have hiccups frequently once in a week or once in a month but how long do hiccups last? 1min,2min,10min or maximum 1hr.It might sound strange and unbelievable to you,but man from U.S had hiccups for continuously for 68 years!

Charles Osborne from Anthon, Iowa, U.S had the hiccups non-stop for approximately 68 years, from 1922 to June 5th, 1990.His hiccups first started in 1922 while weighing a hog for slaughter.

 As he says, “I was hanging a 350 pound hog for butchering.I picked it up and then I fell down. I felt nothing, but the doctor said later that I busted a blood vessel the size of a pin in my brain.” The result being that he damaged a small part of his brain that inhibits the hiccup response, according to Dr. Terence Anthoney who treated Osborne later in life. At first the spasms hit at a rate of 40 times a minute. Later in life they had tapered off to 20 a minute.they finally stopped mysteriously about one year before his death in 1991.Osborne died of complications from ulcers.It is estimated that he hiccuped over 430 million times in his lifetime! 

He was entered in Guinness World Records as the man with the Longest Attack of Hiccups.His condition also led him to be a guest on the New York radio show Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in 1936, ABC’s That’s Incredible! in 1980, and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1983.
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