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August 07, 2006

How To Make Your Very Own Ice Cream Headache

Yes, that's pretty much how it gets done.

Posted by john at August 7, 2006 08:09 AM

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Erik | August 7, 2006 08:58 AM

That a hilarious picture! Reminds me of summers when I was a kid.

Smurf | August 7, 2006 09:15 AM

If you let her eat THAT much whipped cream, you deserve to have to stop 3 times on the way home.

John Scalzi | August 7, 2006 09:18 AM

That's not whipped cream, it's homemade vanilla ice cream.

Randy | August 7, 2006 10:02 AM

Forget the headache, homemade ice cream was always so cold it froze part of your esophagus and you had serious back pain for about 5 minutes.

THAT sucked.

Then, you took another bite. ;)

David Kirkpatrick | August 7, 2006 10:23 AM

We always called 'em 'Brain Freezes'....

Scott | August 7, 2006 11:36 AM

One cure for brain freeze, I'm told: immediately upon occurence, press your tongue against your palate, and that will lessen the effect.

Steve Buchheit | August 7, 2006 12:42 PM

Ouch! Sympathetic brain-freeze pains!

Tripp | August 7, 2006 01:53 PM

To cut down on fat intake I've switched to slushies or Mister Misties. Because of the straw the cold is delivered right to the back of the throat and wowsa is that asking for a brain freeze.

I've found a quick drink of warm liquid can stop the brain freeze, but who sits around with a warm liquid while drinking a cool refreshment?

Smurf | August 7, 2006 02:44 PM

Sorry... thought you were using a prop.

Annalee Flower Horne | August 7, 2006 04:18 PM

...maybe it's because I'm really tired, but I almost spit lemonade all over my keyboard when I saw this.

It's the expression on her face... I can't tell if it's excitement or trepedation, but it's hilarious.

Chang | August 7, 2006 04:49 PM

If Scott's cure doesn't work - if for instance you don't have a tongue - a glass of warm water nearby will help. That always worked for me.

Cassie | August 7, 2006 08:00 PM

Isn't homemade ice cream made for the specific purpose of brain freeze? Why would you want to get rid of it?

Tripp | August 8, 2006 10:43 AM


Me too. Does everyone skip my posts? Hmmm, if they did then they would not see this post either. It looks like there is no point in asking.

fibian | August 8, 2006 02:00 PM

Did you know that ice cream headaches don't happen to everyone? I was well (well) into adulthood before I found that out. I just assumed it happened to everyone.

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