I awoke this morning from a bizarre dream wherein one of my dogs walked himself down to the 7-11 and bought himself Slim Jim and a Slurpee. He came home chompin’ away, quite satisfied with himself. In this dream, I found him in the kitchen leaning on a counter enjoying his Slim Jim. He was standing like a person – like Brian the dog from Family Guy. Apart from the standing, eating Slim Jim, drinking Slurpee and apparently stealing my wallet, he still retained all his K9 attributes. Weird. Your dog wants Slim Jim.
Here it is 7/11 and I didn’t even think to get you a card! In honor of 7/11, the good folks at the convenience store of the same name are celebrating Slurpee Day and offering FREE SLURPEE!!! My kids, just like their father was years ago, are mental for Slurpee. Here are a few Slurpee fun facts that I found to be fascinating….
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.
Only one private individual owns a bona fide Slurpee machine. The rest are in 7-Eleven.
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.
The current world record for drinking 6 oz. Slurpees in one minute is ELEVEN. This, however, caused a major BrainFreeze.
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.
The most popular size of Slurpee is the clear-cup Strata.
In 1965, 7-Eleven created a Slurpee record featuring an original “Slurp” song.
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.
Slurpee is America’s most favorite frozen drink.
Detriot is the U.S. Slurpee consuming champion.
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.
The average Slurpee drinker’s age is 29.