Monday, February 6, 2012
Brain Freezes Are Becoming Way Too Common `by Legal Pub
Human Interest: Brain Freezes...
Brain freezes are a human phenomena. Nobody knows why a fast drink of an icy beverage makes you feel like a vice is crushing your skull. Folks refer to it as a "brain freeze." The crushing sensation felt around the temples and the mask of the face hurts but the brain itself has no pain receptors. One may opine that the cold shocks the trigeminal nerve. The brain's hypothalamus dilates vessels around the nerve to heat the area. This sudden dilation causes pressure and a stunning wave of pain. Mystery solved. But why do people like Josh Powell have brain freezes? Certainly something must happen for a father to take his two son's lives. LINK.
Sports: Giants win Superbowl; Colorado Football Player is an Idiot.
The Giants defeated the patriots 21 to 17 . Eli Manning was the MVP. The Patriots coach apparently let the Giants score so that their offense would have more time to try to win the game. Brain freeze? Will Pericak, a Colorado football player allegedly set a fire in a bar and refused to leave when asked to do so. LINK. Another brain freeze?
National News: Syria At it Again!
The Syrian government has stepped up its brutal crackdown after the U.N. Security Council failed Saturday to pass a resolution condemning the regime. LINK.