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7-Eleven offering FREE Slurpees today

Posted at 7:15 AM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 07:15:30-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- In honor of July 11, 7-Eleven is offering free small Slurpees from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

This is a special July 11 for convenience store chain. It is celebrating the Slurpee's 50th birthday.

And now, 6 things you may not have known about the Slurpee:

  1. Slurpee was invented when some sodas were put in a freezer to cool them down – and they became all slushy.
  2. Only one private individual owns a bona fide Slurpee machine. The rest are in 7-Elevens.
  3. At Slurpee, we call it a BrainFreeze. The scientific name for it is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. Really.
  4. Free Slurpee Day is July 11, which is our birthday! Get it? 7-11!
  5. The world's most popular Slurpee flavor is Fanta Cherry.
  6. Slurpee drinks are kosher.