You remember it. It’s hot. You’re drinking something icy cold that hits the spot. Next thing you know you’re going ow ow ow ow ow ow ow…because your brain suddenly really hurts and that’s about all you can say. You probably do remember and maybe avoided Slurpees, Icees, Slushees, and other similarly named frozen drinks that you know can make you suddenly recall that brain freeze memory.
Sometimes that memory comes back when you don’t expect it like drinking a piña colada, or how about a milkshake There is one secret to drinking any of these things that can help you avoid brain freeze completely. All you need to do is remember it before you find yourself going ow ow ow ow ow ow ow…again. So do you want to avoid brain freeze the rest of your life? I( have a special today. For only $9.95, just kidding. I’m not a big pharmaceutical company that will sell you something to help reduce the pain before it happens as well as something fast acting for the pain after you experience brain freeze pain. ) Fortunately the pain of brain freeze is short lived as pain goes but the memory lingers. It doesn’t linger forever, just long enough until you’ve forgotten it completely. Usually, on a really hot day, seeing a vendor with a cart ready to make you that cold icey drink in the flavour of you choice and you completely forget about that last time you had brain freeze and order one. The difference this time is you remember reading this thought about avoiding brain freeze, and you read it all the way to the end. At the very end, real soon now, you’re going to find out brain freeze is caused by any ice cold drink that flows against the roof of your mouth. The part of your head that can transfer the cold right to your brain. Use a straw or take smallish sips, but do not let that ice cold drink hit the roof of your mouth. Your brain will thank you.