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Ben & Jerry’s Global Free Cone Day is tomorrow

Posted by Fred on April 28, 2008

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Tomorrow is April 29, 2008, which means that it is Ben & Jerry’s Global Free Cone Day. Visit a local scoop shop for a free cone.  Ben & Jerry’s recommend you try one of their new flavors:

  • Coconut Seven Layer Bar:  coconut ice cream with coconut & fudge flakes, walnuts & swirls of graham cracker & butterscotch. 
  • Imagine Whirled Peace –  caramel and sweet cream ice creams mixed with fudge peace signs and toffee cookies.
  • ONE Cheesecake Brownie – cheesecake ice cream with cheesecake brownie chunks. 
  • Cake Batter – Yellow cake batter ice cream with a chocolate frosting swirl.

Ben & Jerry may be good at a lot of things, but they’re not good at math:

In 2007 Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops gave away more than 1 million free cones worldwide! For you to consume that many scoops, you’d have to eat more than 416 ice cream cones each hour for every day of your life if you lived to be 100! You’d also be practically guaranteed to get an ice cream headache…

In reality, if I ate 416 cones per hour until I turned 100, that would be more than 220 million cones.  Ben & Jerry’s repeats this claim every year and no one knows why.  Probably just to mess with our heads.

[via Snopes]

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