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Why does ice cream give us brain freeze? 

“There’s a scientific medical term for ice cream headaches which is sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia,” says Dr. Kris Rau of the University of Louisville in Kentucky

“On the roof of your mouth there are a lot of little blood vessels, capillaries,” Rau says. “And there’s a lot of nerve fibers called nociceptors that detect painful or noxious stimuli.” The rush of cold causes those vessels to constrict.“And when that happens, it happens so quickly that all of those little pain fibers in the roof of your mouth — they interpret that as being a painful stimulus,” Rau says.

Why We All Scream When We Get Ice Cream Brain Freeze

Photograph: Ashlie Stevens/WFPL

Looking for a place to observe Black History Month? The Brooklyn Museum galleries are ideal—in February or during any other month! Tune in all month as we spotlight African American artists from our collection American, Contemporary and Decorative art collections.

The career of Bob Thompson, the noted African American artist, was cut short by his early death at the age of twenty-eight. Thompson was born near Louisville, Kentucky, and studied at the University of Louisville and at Boston University. In the early and mid-1960s, he traveled throughout Europe and experienced many Renaissance paintings and other artworks firsthand. He fused the vigor and vibrancy of Expressionism with themes from Old Master compositions and the vivid palette of Fauve painting to create the original visual vocabulary exemplified by The Judgment. Recalling such time-honored Old Master subjects as the Last Judgment and the Judgment of Paris, here a nude male trio sits before faceless winged female angels while two figures (at left) await judgment. The planar, flattened figures and compositional contours in a gesturally applied background are all equally emphasized.

Bob Thompson (American, 1937-1966). The Judgement, 1963. Oil on canvas. Brooklyn Museum © artist or artist’s estate

After graduation, Ferguson went to Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky to further his pursuit of becoming a chef. However, he was met with disappointment after discovering his academic funding was only partial. Although excelling in Sullivan’s Culinary Arts program, he started selling drugs on the side to make ends meet.

Fortunately, he was able to graduate but continued to sell drugs & was arrested eight times in 3months. He lost everything he owned, including his place of residence, and eventually became homeless. 

“The last time getting locked up, I remembered being in class & them talking about being a statistic & how once you get in the system you can’t get out,” 

he said. “I started thinking that now I’m the guy that I didn’t want to be. That’s when I told myself that I was going to get serious about something I know that I can do, which is cooking.” He focused on opening his own restaurants. 

Ferguson named his pop-up restaurant SuperChefs, after his nickname throughout his culinary career & his time at 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, where he was one of 22 chefs chosen. After a few years, the 28-year-old chef opened SuperChefs in June, in a 4,500-square-foot space. He now employs approximately 35 people.

Went from selling dope to being super dope! Real hero right there. Especially in the oppressive merican system.

Here is Joseph Spurgeon, an anti at EMW clinic in Louisville Kentucky. 

He is protesting outside a University of Louisville Physicians office, mainly because Tanya Franklin is a doc at EMW but is also an OBGYN that runs a family planning clinic at U of L. 

So Joseph’s logic is, wants to make abortion illegal and unthinkable, but also wants to make birth control illegal and unthinkable.

Christofacism 101 right here, folks. 

Also when anti-choice protesters use doctors names, they make them a target to anti-choice terrorism. 

Which I do think Joseph is capable of.  

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People who claim they don’t watch the WNBA because it’s not good basketball do not know what they are talking about. Maybe it’s true that the women don’t play above the rim much, but if the San Antonio Spurs taught you anything as they dismantled the Heat (on the court and quite possibly, as a team–we’ll see what free agency brings), it’s that great fundamental basketball with screens, cuts, and precision passing can be incredibly exciting. Someone you should watch? Angel McCoughtry of the Atlanta Dream. She was straight beastmode playing for the University of Louisville, and those skills have translated nicely to the WNBA.  Upon joining the Atlanta Dream, McCoughtry soon made a name for herself as an outstanding scorer with excellent penetration and a penchant for drawing the foul. After grabbing Rookie of the Year honors in 2009, she went on to finish third and second in points per game for 2010 and 2011 respectively. She also led the league in free throw attempts twice. On September 8, 2010, McCoughtry set an WNBA playoff record with 42 points in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Liberty. In Game 1 of the 2011 WNBA Finals against the Minnesota Lynx, she set Finals records for most points in a quarter (19) and most points in a game (38).  I know she missed a dunk that one time…but I wouldn’t bet against her. At 6'1" and 160 pounds, she has a body built to fly.

God plan was for Jennifer Lawrence to be a University of Louisville student that drives a Chevrolet Cruze and has every color of the North Face fleeces but she had other ideas.