SciShow Explains What Causes Brain FreezeSeptember 24, 2014Glen Tickle 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 Unique Earrings With Tiny Bubble Levels Attached The Mysterious Werewolf of 18th Century Quebec City A Delightfully Solemn Cover of ‘Popcorn’ on Church Organ and Drums A Young Roy Clark Performs an Expressive Guitar Cover of the ’12th Street Rag’ ‘Stayin’ Alive’ Performed on a Swiss Church Organ A Fascinating List of Common and Less Known Phobias Join the Laughing Squid Email List Receive an email with each day's blog posts.