Launchpad hiccups indefinitely delay Boeing’s troubled Starliner orbital test

This is the second major launch attempt after the Starliner failed to enter the correct orbit in a 2019 launch. The rescheduled ISS rendezvous launch was originally scheduled for March of this year, but eventually delayed to this week. A valve issue prompted a countdown halt yesterday, but the ground teams have been unable to resolve the problem as the whole operation has had to stand down as a result.
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This Is When You Should Worry About Your Hiccups

Most people don't give the hiccups a second thought. While cute to witness in a child or a goofy cartoon character on television, most people would deem hiccups as pesky but hardly consider them a medical emergency. For most people, a bout of hiccups will generally subside within a matter of minutes, but for others, this frustrating involuntary reflex can go on for much longer and even compromise one's quality of life (via National Health Service).
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There's really a simple solution to hiccups

No matter how many times I’m super-thirsty and guzzle a carbonated drink, the results are always the same: hiccups caused by my mid-belly diaphragm doing flip-flops. It’s a given: They occur when all is quiet in a crowd of people who can hear my stomach gurgle (all that liquid sounds like the tide coming in) in sync with my noisy hiccups.
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What It Really Means When You Can't Get Rid Of The Hiccups

Everyone's gotten a case of the hiccups at one time or another. These somewhat embarrassing noises are caused by involuntary contractions of the diaphragm, a dome-shaped muscle that sits between the chest and abdomen that plays a major role in respiration (via Mayo Clinic). After each contraction, the vocal cords suddenly close. This is what causes the "hic" sound.
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Fast Five Quiz: Hiccups

The term "hiccup" derives from the sound of the event. The alternative spelling, "hiccough," erroneously implies an association with respiratory reflexes. The medical term is "singultus," derived from a Latin word meaning "to catch one's breath while sobbing." Brief episodes of hiccups, which often induce annoyance in sufferers and merriment in observers, are a common part of life. Prolonged attacks are a more serious phenomenon and often pose a diagnostic dilemma. These attacks have been associated with significant morbidity and even death.

Kassouf: Do past hiccups inform what’s ahead for USWNT at this Olympics?

Vlatko Andonovski’s worst loss as a head coach in the National Women’s Soccer League pales in comparison to the magnitude of the Olympics, but how he handled the former might help inform the latter — and how the rest of this tournament could go for the United States women’s national team.
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Suffering with hiccups that never seem to go away

Edie and Arthur Hessel were married on Halloween morning nearly 45 years ago. Of all their memories of that special day, one stands out: the unrelenting attack of hiccups that struck the groom during their wedding breakfast. His hiccupping went on for hours, and finally ended late that afternoon when their car broke down on the way to their honeymoon destination.