Annoying but inevitable, hiccups knock at our doors unannounced and frustrate and embarrass us especially if we are dining out. Hiccups are actually spasms in the diaphragm caused by malfunctioning of vagas nerve. Often when you eat fast or drink fast, you get hiccups. Hiccups can also occur if you stand up or sit down or even lie down suddenly. Other conditions leading to hiccups are nervousness, excitement, spicy food, etc. Although there is no specific reason or time period why and when hiccups occur, there are some sure shot tricks to get relief from these nasty hiccups right away. Here are 40 of those tricks that will help you get relief from an annoying or painful hiccup almost readily.