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May 6, 2012 AT 12:00 am

The 13-year-old CEO who invented a cure for hiccups

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The 13-year-old CEO who invented a cure for hiccups.

Plenty of 13-year-olds want to become doctors when they grow up. Mallory Kievman is one of them, but she already has a pretty impressive extracurricular achievement to bolster her med school application: Mallory is CEO and founder of a company that might just cure one of the world’s oldest and most annoying maladies, the hiccups. Kievman is preparing to launch her product, the Hiccupop, a hiccup-stopping lollipop of her own invention. She has a patent pending, financial backers, and a team of business consultants (in training).


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