Jennifer Mee, who was afflicted with a record-breaking case of hiccups, hiccuping nonstop for five weeks in 2007, has finally killed someone.
Jennifer Mee made headlines in 2007 when she hiccuped constantly for five weeks straight, earning herself the nickname Hiccup Girl. We’re talking fifty times per minute, here—enough that the poor girl couldn’t take a bite of food, chew it and swallow it without hiccuping three or four times on the way.
I don’t know how many times I’ve had a particularly nasty headache or had someone around me suffering from some B-level malady or annoyance say, “Oh my god I’m gonna kill somebody.” Apparently Jennifer Mee has finally become the one person to actually make good on the threat.
One would have expected Jennifer Mee to go postal somewhere around her ten-thousandth hiccup. Rather, Mee has been hiccup free for three years since her five-week ordeal. Still, after recovering for her hiccup fit, the teen was never quite the same, having run away and had numerous run-ins with trouble following her five weeks of hiccups, according to CNN. Her recidivism boiled over yesterday when Mee was charged with robbing a man and killing him with a .38 pistol along with two accomplices.
It’s as if Mee is some kind of evil super-antihero whose transformative moment—her radioactive spider bite, if you will—was a month-long bout with hiccups that would send her over a dark edge from which she’d never return. Here’s a look back at a simpler time, when Mee’s biggest problem was making it through a bite of pickle without a hiccup: