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What Are Brain Freezes?

Photo courtesy of Seth_Anderson via Flickr

Everyone at least once in their life has gotten a brain freeze.

Considering that it is a common occurrence for anyone eating cold food, what is it?

Even more, when did it first happen, and how do we cure them?

You see, it is when you eat a very cold substance such as ice cream and the body tries to warm itself up quickly after the cold hits the roof of your mouth. The blood vessels expand thanks to a survival reflex to gather warmth but size change may be irritating.

And don’t worry! It’s not harmful, and can’t kill you. Don’t worry! If you try to drink warm water or put your tongue on the roof of your mouth, it will get better soon!

The words “ice cream headache” have been in use since January 31st, 1937, which probably means a brain freeze but before the terminology was created. 

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Daanish Qayyum
Daanish Qayyum, Newspaper Staff Reporter
Daanish Qayyum is a 7th Grader at Colonia Middle School who enjoys playing chess, traveling, and trying new things. This twelve year old is enthusiastic about everything and loves to hang out with his friends. For some reason, he loves math class but doesn’t enjoy reading and writing as much. Along with that, he is in Creative Writing G&T and Enrichment G&T while handling his honors classes. As a frequent photographer, he likes documenting each moment and doesn’t trust himself on remembering things.

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