It has come to our attention that you can get a FOOT TALL ICE CREAM CONE in Garfield, Arkansas. According to “Only in Your State”, the Short Stop Grill in Garfield serves up some huge ice cream cones.
My goodness! A foot tall! Could you eat that much? Would you have to skip dinner? Can you eat a whole foot tall ice cream cone for dinner? And what about brain freeze? Here’s a tall treat challenge!
Grab your adult and see if you can build a 12-inch tall ice cream cone or even taller! Send a picture of your tall treat to firstname.lastname@example.org or have your adult send it to us on Facebook. We might feature your tall treat on officialkidsmag.com or in an upcoming issue of Oficial Kids Mag.
Ice- cream trivia
- Ice-cream was introduced to America in the 1700s as a delicacy for high society.
- It takes three gallons of milk to make one gallon of ice cream.
- About 9% of all milk produced in the US is used to make ice cream.
- The tallest ice-cream cone measures a 3.08 m high and was achieved by the ice-cream company Hennig-Olsen (Norway) in Kristiansand, Norway.
- The most ice-cream scoops balanced on a cone is 125, achieved by Dimitri Panciera (Italy), on the set of ‘La Notte dei Record’, in Rome, Italy, in November 2018.
Does your brain really freeze?
While you’re enjoying that ice cream cone or milkshake or popsicle a bit too excitedly, the temperature at the back of your throat changes very quickly. Two important arteries—the internal carotid artery, which brings blood into the brain, and the anterior cerebral artery, which is where brain tissue starts—are also located there. Now, your brain likes everything to stay the same. That includes its internal thermostat. So when those arteries get cold, they dilate and contract. The brain interprets that sensation as pain, and voila, you get a nasty headache. This bossy group of nerves and Brain Freeze has a fancy name, sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia.
So NOPE, you don’t really freeze your brain.
Unfreeze your brain
If you begin feeling a brain freeze coming on, press your tongue to the roof of your mouth or drink something warm. The heat will warm up the sinuses behind your nose, and then warm the nerves that caused the “brain freeze”.
Avoiding brain freeze
Just eat or drink a little slower, and keep the cold food in the front of your mouth until it warms up a bit.