Slurping through history
November 16th, 2010
11:45 AM ET
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When President Obama commented that the Republicans were standing around drinking Slurpees while the Democrats were busy creating real change in Washington, it caused quite a storm. Now that he's sitting down with the new Republican leadership this week, the so-called "Slurpee Summit" is the talk of the nation.

While most of us have had one of 7-Eleven's frozen concoctions, there's plenty more you probably don't know about this too cool drink.

Read the entire COOL HISTORY OF THE SLURPEE from Mental Floss.

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  1. jillmarie

    Loved their Crystal Light Slurpee.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:18 pm |
  2. RichardHead

    MMMM>>Me Want Cola and Cherry ICEEEEEE-The first frozen drink and a margarita in that order. Brain Freeze Tuesday!

    November 16, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
  3. Evil Grin

    Who in the U.S. does not know what a slurpee is? Used to be THE treat for me and my friends when we got together. The whole gang of us would go to 7-11, cause a lot of chaos, and each buy a slurpee, then spill half of it goofing off in the parking lot. Good times.

    I haven't had one in far too long.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  4. Truth

    Slurpee Summit????
    Sounds like what happened when Richard Simmons ran into Ryan Seacrest...!

    November 16, 2010 at 12:10 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Ack, my poor brain! I didn't need that image. I don't want it!

      November 16, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants

      Ha! I was totally thinking Richard Simmons joke, but was leaving it to RichardHead.

      November 16, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants

        Or are you the one that posts under that? I thought it was Head.

        November 16, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
      • Truth@Jdizz

        No, it was me. I only use one name conservatively, but I do make a liberal number of posts...:)

        November 16, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
      • RichardHead

        I don't look good in striped shorts. They make my ass look BIG!

        November 16, 2010 at 12:18 pm |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants

        I'm the same way, but hardly use other names. Maybe once every few days.

        November 16, 2010 at 12:25 pm |
  5. Jdizzle McHammerpants

    Ninja, Please! Slurpees are horrible. Blue Raspberry Slush Puppy is where it's at.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
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