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Daniel Clavin of Roscommon in Ireland, woke up with hiccups after a stag do and 14 months later he still hasn’t stopped. The 37-year-old father-of-two...

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Daniel Clavin of Roscommon in Ireland, woke up with hiccups after a stag do and 14 months later he still hasn’t stopped. The 37-year-old father-of-two makes an annoying hic virtually every seven seconds meaning he has done an estimated 5.25 million hiccups since July last year. The problem is so bad he sometimes passes out or stays awake all night. The "synchronous diaphragmatic flutter" has meant many nights in the spare room so wife Susan can sleep. Daniel said: "They’ve taken over my life. I woke up with them one morning after a stag do. I’ve no idea why they started, I’d had more to drink than for some time but nothing out of the ordinary, just the usual mix of beer and spirits."

hiccups/hoquet - stag do/enterrement de vie de garçon - annoying/gênant, agaçant - to pass out/perdre connaissance - flutter/battement - spare room/chambre d’amis - to take, took, taken over/s’emparer de, envahir - spirits/alcool (fort)

Publié le 20/11/2012

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