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Postby Mercer Boy » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:34 pm

What ever happened to holding your breath? :-B

Yahoo! News wrote:BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - A Colombian man accidentally shot his nephew to death while trying to cure his hiccups by pointing a revolver at him to scare him, police in the Caribbean port city of Barranquilla said on Tuesday.

After shooting 21-year-old university student David Galvan in the neck, his uncle, Rafael Vargas, 35, was so distraught he turned the gun on himself and committed suicide, police said.

The incident took place on Sunday night while the two were having drinks with neighbors.

Galvan started to hiccup and Vargas, who works as a security guard, said he would use the home remedy for hiccups of scaring him. He pulled out his gun, pointed it at Galvan and it accidentally went off, witnesses told local television.

"They were drinking but they were aware of what was going on," one witness said.
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Postby WickedSmaat » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:36 pm

Or maybe take a big drink of water :-? That would help the hangover too...
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Postby hastur » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:38 pm

There are Darwin awards, then there are Darwin awards. What a tragidy he took an innocent life with him.
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Postby Redskins Win » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:39 pm

I have the most bestest hiccup cure, that's about 90% successful. ;-D
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Postby kevinoc81 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:49 pm

At least he cured his hiccups! :-B
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Postby moonhead » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:52 pm

i like drinking pickle juice.

it doesn't cure hiccups, i just like drinking the pickle juice.
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Postby josebach » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:52 pm

60% of the time it works every time.
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Postby dream_017 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:54 pm

These are the kind of stories that scare me to death :-o :-? 8-o :-/
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Postby knapplc » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:56 pm

Ah, you beat me to this! I saw this at work and was going to post it when I got home this afternoon. What an idiot! Drinking and loaded guns - not a good mix 100% of the time!
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Postby WickedSmaat » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:57 pm

moonhead wrote:i like drinking pickle juice.

it doesn't cure hiccups, i just like drinking the pickle juice.


I think that's the sickest thing I've ever heard.
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