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Rat Man
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Brain Freeze
Apr 6th, 2024 at 2:56pm
 
   I don't get brain freezes.  I suppose most people do.  I've never experienced one.  So tell me what it's like.  How incapacitated are you?  If you were driving and had one would you be a danger to other motorists or yourself?
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Re: Brain Freeze
Reply #1 - Apr 7th, 2024 at 7:18pm
 
Can you elaborate on what you're referring to?

When I hear the term 'brain freeze', the first thing that comes to my mind is the infamous ice cream headache that we all know and love.  Interestingly, if you take cold showers and the water is cold enough, the same effect can be triggered.

The other thing that comes to mind for that term is the temporary lapse in memory.  Sometimes called a brain-fart.

But with your mention of incapacitation and being a potential danger on the road, I don't think either of these apply.
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Reply #2 - Apr 8th, 2024 at 12:07pm
 
  What I meant was the ice cream headache.  Brain farts I'm VERY familiar with.
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Reply #3 - Apr 9th, 2024 at 9:14pm
 
Ah, gotcha.  I can only speak to my own experience.  I'm sure there's some variation in what people feel.

As I'm sure you're aware, it's usually caused by eating something cold very quickly.  The most common trigger I've probably had is chugging down an ice cream milkshake too fast.  It just feels like a sharp intense headache at the top of the forehead.  It's not pleasant, but it only last for a few seconds.  It's not any more distracting than other pain, so it's not incapacitating.  And no more dangerous to driving than a cramp or something like that.  The real danger would be from someone consuming something cold really fast to trigger the brain freeze while driving.  Which would mean they're not watching the road.

If there was a way to do it, I'd like to see ice-cream headaches caused by texting while driving.  That would stop people from doing it.  Grin
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Reply #4 - Apr 10th, 2024 at 9:18am
 
   When texting first became a thing I tried texting and driving.  I am terrible at it.  It's something I just won't do.  Besides, these days I have State Farm's Drive Safe and Save spy device in my car.  They would know if I was texting and driving, it would cost me money, so of course I won't do it.
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