Why is it not possible to swallow 5 times in a row without having a break?

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Why is it not possible to swallow 5 times in a row without having a break?

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It is possible, i just did it. Hold on…

I just did it again.

Not sure we’re you heard this but have you ever seen a person drink an entire Gatorade or chug beer? 5 is not a limit, running out of breath is a limit but only for a moment

This is completely false. While it may happen to be difficult for some people, this is in not true.

The difficulty comes with lack of fluid to trigger the reflexes that cause us to swallow. The first time is easy, because you have a normal amount of saliva. The second is harder because there is limited saliva left. After that it just gets harder and harder (for some of us) as there is almost nothing left to actually swallow.

This is actually part of my patented hiccup cure. I hold my breath until I can swallow 5 times in rapid succession. It’s goes a bit like this:

1.2…3…..4………*panic sets in*……….5

Hiccups cured!