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