In assignment 6, I decided to go ultra simple for my how-to video: how to cure the hiccups.
Hiccups are common to just about everyone, and it seems like there are a million different ways to cure the hiccups. I decided to share my trick after failing with many others. I learned this one in the middle of a meal at Steak n Shake, and it worked right away.
Generally, hiccups are not dangerous. They can frequent between four and sixty hiccups a minute. That means you could hiccup once a second, which could be painful! There are some medical conditions that cause more serious and long-lasting hiccups that may need treatment. These include but are not limited to anorexia, meningitis, kidney failure, and heart attacks.
You may be wondering, why are hiccups a news story? It’s because hiccups happen to just about everyone, meaning we are all looking for a way to get rid of them. Hiccups sort of fall into the children and elderly news value, except it also applies to everyone in the ages between children and elderly.
Hiccups can be annoying, but shooting my video was not. The subject in my video is Cristina Valdez who is a junior in LAS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the video, she gets the hiccups from laughing while playing Cards Against Humanity. She did a great job of demonstrating my trick to cure hiccups.
I didn’t experience any technological difficulties, and this was the least amount of time I’ve spent in the lab on a video so far. Dare I say I think I’m getting the hang of this?
Now, are you ready to learn how to cure your hiccups? Check out my project for assignment 6 to find out how.