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Brain freeze.

I’ve always wanted to know why you get a ‘brain freeze’ headache after eating ice-cream quickly, and now I know. More importantly, I know how to stop it.

‘When cold stuff (like popsicles, ice cream or slushies) touches the roof of your mouth it can set off a nerve reaction (in the spheno-palantine ganglion, to be precise), that causes the blood vessels in your brain to swell.’

Red – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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