SciShow Explains What Causes Brain FreezeGlen TickleSeptember 24, 2014 SciShow (see previously) host Hank Green explains what causes brain freeze, also known by its scientific name sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. That terrible pain the befalls us when enjoying an icy treat! How does that happen? Is there a cure? Let Hank explain. Related Posts Managed WordPress at Laughing Squid Hosting Use promo code SQUIDBLOG for one free month of hosting. Previous Post ‘Pen & Ink’, A New Book About Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them With Illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton Next Post A TED-Ed Animation Explaining That Everything in the Universe Acts as Both a Particle and a Wave Recent Posts Efficiently Expressive Words That Don’t Exist in English Snoop Dogg and Eminem Turn Into Their Bored Apes in a Collaborative Song That Premiered at ApeFest 2022 Spelunking Twins Explore a Hole That Leads to a Massive 220 Foot Drop Down Into the Earth Guitarist Adds Live Red Hot Chili Peppers Soundtrack to the Nooran Sisters Singing a Bollywood Song Bandmates Play Intro to Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing in the Name’ on Dog Toys Kate Bush Talks About Making the ‘Hounds of Love’ Album With ‘Running Up That Hill’ in 1985 Join the Laughing Squid Email List Receive an email with each day's blog posts.