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The almighty Slurpee turned 40 years old today. So what is everyones favorite alltime Slurpee flavor? I still enjoy a good old Mtn Dew/Coke flavor combo slurpee. White cherry/ blueberry blast combo is good too. I experienced many brainfreezes as a kid with both those combos. :)

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In my day, Slurpees only came in 2 flavors--Cherry, and Coke. And we had to walk uphill in the snow to get them. and we were GRATEFUL!!!

 

This ties in very closely with my earliest video game memories--Riding my bike to the neighboorhood 7-11, getting a Slurpee, and then going into the smoke-filled "game room" in the corner of the store to spend a couple allowance dollars on Donkey Kong.

 

I've never been a big fan of the Coke Slurpee, even though I love Coca-Cola. Something about the smell reminds me of dirty dishwater. So I always got cherry.

 

Then 1 buy 1, then the 7-11's left Houston. We still have the ICEE, but whenever we go to Dallas, we always stop in at the 7-11 to try out the newfangled flavors of Slurpee.

 

Carlos.

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In my day, Slurpees only came in 2 flavors--Cherry, and Coke. And we had to walk uphill in the snow to get them. and we were GRATEFUL!!!

 

Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah.

 

And you try and tell the young people of today that -- they won't believe you.

 

(We only had cherry and Coke. The move was to mix them together: gourmet!)

 

-j

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Howstuffworks summarizes the following article:

 

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/314/7091/1364

 

as this:

 

When something cold touches the roof of your mouth on a hot day, it triggers a cold headache. The cause is a dilation of blood vessels in the head. The dilation may be caused by a nerve center located above the roof of your mouth -- when this nerve center gets cold, it seems to over-react and tries to heat your brain.
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Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night half an hour before I went to bed' date=' drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah.

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We use to DREAM of livin' in a cardboard box!

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A little late, but I was cruising around MSN this morning and came across another article about brain freeze., including some home remedies for preventing (the most obvious one...let the ice cream melt for a bit).

 

One in three people get "brain freeze," known more formally in the medical community as "ice-cream headache." It occurs when any very cold food or drink hits the back of the palate, leading to a stabbing headache usually felt in the front of the head. Pain peaks 30 to 60 seconds after ingesting the cold substance, and eases in 10 to 20 seconds. In a few unfortunate people, the pain can persist for up to five minutes.

 

The interesting part to me was the "one in three people" number, as that explains why I've never gotten one despite consuming horrifying amounts of ice cream from time to time.

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