When I was a kid, my mother used to make milkshakes on weekend mornings...seriously!

The idea didn't seem strange to me at all. I loved it!

The Telegraph reports a Japanese scientist claims having ice cream for breakfast makes people smarter. Yoshihiko Koga, of Tokyo's Kyorin University gave subjects ice cream first thing in the morning, then had them perform various tasks on computers. They reportedly responded with greater alertness, and less irritation than the control group.

Whether you choose to share this information with your kids is obviously up to you! For whatever it's worth, I was an honor roll student.