In 1905, 11-year-old Frank Epperson invented the Popsicle … completely by accident. Frank left a cup of powdered soda, water and a stirring stick outside one cold night and awoke to find a refreshing treat. Initially dubbed the “Epsicle,” he obtained a patent in 1923 and sold the rights to a large New York company. Now available in 30 flavors, hundreds of thousands of Epperson’s Popsicles are eaten in the U.S. each year.
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