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What causes "ice cream headache"?
« on: 13/02/2009 07:39:28 »
Why does the "ice cream headache" happen and why is it so debilitating?
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Re: What causes "ice cream headache"?
« Reply #1 on: 13/02/2009 07:49:14 »
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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

http://science.howstuffworks.com/question96.htm

As well as:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain_freeze

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/newton/askasci/1993/biology/bio034.htm
 

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What causes "ice cream headache"?
« Reply #2 on: 13/02/2009 08:59:17 »
To protect our own interests, here's the answer we gave to this question on the Naked Scientists programme:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/questions/question/837/
 

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« Reply #3 on: 13/02/2009 09:06:29 »
Whoops, sorry chris, I should have done a search before I went looking [:I]
 

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What causes "ice cream headache"?
« Reply #4 on: 13/02/2009 16:22:51 »
Thank you!
 

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What causes "ice cream headache"?
« Reply #5 on: 14/02/2009 17:00:08 »
Another cause of this is when a 25kg tub of ice cream falls on your head from a passing plane.
 

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What causes "ice cream headache"?
« Reply #6 on: 16/02/2009 07:19:33 »
That would do it!
 

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What causes "ice cream headache"?
« Reply #7 on: 16/02/2009 07:25:38 »
That's what you call I-sc-ream.
 

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What causes "ice cream headache"?
« Reply #8 on: 17/02/2009 08:37:48 »
 ;D
 

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What causes "ice cream headache"?
« Reply #9 on: 17/02/2009 08:48:23 »
Or this - An alternative to Pennies from Heaven.
 

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What causes "ice cream headache"?
« Reply #10 on: 17/02/2009 08:50:57 »
You'll really get a headache then!
 

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What causes "ice cream headache"?
« Reply #11 on: 27/02/2009 23:57:49 »
Or this - An alternative to Pennies from Heaven.

Spending a penny in heaven creates a golden shower.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 28/02/2009 00:02:11 »
Aye? ??????
 

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