Ever had an ice cream headache? It actually has a very fancy scientific name too. ‘Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia’
is caused when you eat your ice cream too quickly. The rapid drop in your palate’s temperature coupled with a very clever nerve centre above the roof of your mouth sends signals to your brain about changes in body temperature. This causes blood vessels in your head to contract rapidly in an attempt to warm you up as quickly as possible for survival. Ice cream is serious business.
As soon as your palate temperature normalises, the same little nerves tell your brain that everything’s a-okay again and what we know as ‘brain freeze’ soon goes away. Want to make your ice cream headache go away faster? Quickly press your tongue against your palate to warm it up. That does the trick.
Wondering where we’re going with this? Say hello to this month’s digital wallpaper, a beautiful Eton mess ice cream whipped up in the Zoku Soft Serve Maker, welcoming the summer sun and many moments of brain freeze.
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Happy November, ladies and gents.