13 year old Mallory Kievman has come up with a clever way to cure hiccups: vinegar lollipops. She developed the idea after she researched various home remedies as well as physiological reasons for hiccups.
Mallory explained to the New York Times that the vinegar "triggers a set of nerves in your throat and mouth that are responsible for the hiccup reflex arc." Over-stimulating those nerves cancels out the message to hiccup, problem sovled.
It took two years and some 100 recipes since she began the project and she's been working with a team of MBA students from the University of Connecticut who will help bring Hiccupops to the consumer market.
Danny Briere, founder of Startup Connecticut, a company which nurtures new companies, met Mallory last year at the Connecticut Innovation Convention, a competition for kids that awarded Mallory awards for both innovation and patentability.