Thursday, October 30, 2008

Slurpee Facts from 7-Eleven...

Slurpee drinks are all served at 28 degrees.

Early prototypes for the Slurpee machine made use of an automobile air conditioning unit.

Slurpee was "invented" when some sodas were put in a freezer to cool them down — and they became all slushy.

Bob Stanford, a 7-Eleven agency director, coined the term "Slurpee" in 1967.

Winnipeg, Canada is generally thought to be the Slurpee capital of the world, due to their amazing Slurpee fanaticism.

When Slurpee first hit the market, it wasn’t self-serve. The machine was behind the counter and the clerk served the product to you.

At Slurpee, we call it a BrainFreeze. The scientific name for it is Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia. Really.

Slurpee drinks are carbonated.

Many Slurpee flavors are certified kosher "parve," as well as halal.

Slurpee Day is July 11th.

Sugar is the anti-freezing agent in most Slurpee drinks.

American Slurpee is injected with air. Canadian Slurpee is not.

Half of all Slurpee drinks are purchased between the hours of 4 and 11 p.m.

Every day more than 11.6 million Slurpee drinks are consumed around the world.

Pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth is a known cure for brainfreeze.

In 2004, 7-Eleven created an edible Slurpee straw.

In 1998, Slurpee Lip Balm hit the market.

More than 40% of all Slurpee drinks are sold during the months of June, July and August.

Every year enough Slurpee drinks are sold to fill up 12 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Only one private individual owns a bona fide Slurpee machine. The rest are in 7-Eleven.

The average Slurpee drinker's age is 29.

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