Friday, June 23, 2006

Who wants answers?

Well, I got quite a response that people want to know RIGHT NOW the answers to the questions. Well, I'm sorry...you only get 1 per day. It seems everyone only wants to read on Thursdays, and c'mon people, I'm not boring Friday-Wednesday, am I?

Here's the answer to the first question (The answer comes directly from the book!):
What causes an ice cream headache?
"Ah, the joy of a popsicle on a hot summer day. One theory places the source for the brain freeze in the sinuses, where the pain may be caused by the rapid cooling of air in the frontal sinuses. This triggers local pain receptors. Another theory postulates that the constriction of blood vessels in the roof and rear of the mouth causes pain receptors to overload and refer the pain to your head. There is a nerve center there, in the back of your mouth, called the sphenopalatine ganglion, and this is the most likely source of the dreaded ice cream headache. A friend of ours suggested a quick cure of rapidly rubbing your tongue on the roof of your mouth to warm it up. Her demonstration included a bizarre clucking sound. Leyner tried this and found himself followed by a large goose of whom he seems to have become inordinately fond."

So there you go everyone! The answer to the age old question. Click back tomorrow for another rousing answer to another question (and who said I wasn't educational?)

1 comment:

Ladybird said...

Just wanted to stop by and check out your blog! Thanks for the comment on mine!!!