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Early prototypes for the Slurpee machine made use of an automobile air conditioning unit.
Bob Stanford, a 7-Eleven agency director, coined the term "Slurpee" in 1967.
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.
Slurpee drinks are carbonated.
Sugar is the anti-freezing agent in most Slurpee drinks.
Half of all Slurpee drinks are purchased between the hours of 4 and 11 p.m.
In 2004, 7-Eleven created an edible Slurpee straw.
More than 40% of all Slurpee drinks are sold during the months of June, July and August.
Only one private individual owns a bona fide Slurpee machine. The rest are in 7-Eleven.
Slurpee was "invented" when some sodas were put in a freezer to cool them down — and they became all slushy.
Winnipeg, Canada is generally thought to be the Slurpee capital of the world, due to their amazing Slurpee fanaticism.
At Slurpee, we call it a BrainFreeze. The scientific name for it is Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia. Really.
Slurpee Day is July 11th.
American Slurpee is injected with air. Canadian Slurpee is not.
Pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth is a known cure for brainfreeze.
In 1998, Slurpee Lip Balm hit the market.
Every year enough Slurpee drinks are sold to fill up 12 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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