Watch this absolute champ chug a slushie despite crippling brain freeze
He’s a modern-day hero.
Slushies are a double-edged sword: deliciously refreshing on a hot day, but if you drink it too fast you’re in worlds of pain thanks to brain freeze.
That is exactly what this poor kid found out during a slushie chugging competition, but like the absolute hero he is he powered through the pain.
The young lad was taking part in a chugging contest at a Memphis Redbirds minor league baseball game, and it’s obvious that the poor thing got a bit more than he bargained for.
You can see the pain in his eyes as the brain freeze hits, but that doesn’t stop him from achieving his dreams – ie following through with the slurpie challenge like a pro.
Such stoicism in the face of adversity has really captured the hearts and minds of the public.
Not all heroes wear capes. https://t.co/ZPwe6cjZnX— Jessica Benson (@Local24Jessica) June 11, 2017
He's not the hero we deserve, but he's the hero we need. https://t.co/arn6T0xLtH— Nathan Baird (@nbairdjc) June 11, 2017
So much heart on display here https://t.co/gj8L3awRYh— JakeDerman (@JakeDerman) June 11, 2017
Regardless of who came out on top during the baseball game, this kid is the real winner of the day.
CHAMPION https://t.co/f9ofJBKNad— Alyssa Lang (@AlyssaLang) June 11, 2017
Why need superman ? We have a new hero in town— Elliot. (@JustBembo) June 12, 2017
And then one helpful Twitter user even came in with top tips for how to prevent the dreaded brain freeze.
Here is a tip for next year. To stop brain freeze, press your tongue against the roof of your mouth. YW :)— 🥂Happy Holidays ☮️ (@Rockin2012Robin) June 12, 2017
Something to keep in mind next time you’re challenged to a slushie chugging competition.
FYI: brain freeze in science speak is called sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia, and is a peculiar type of headache that is your brain’s way of telling you to slow down on the cold thing you are gulping.