What would childhood be without popsicles? I ate my fair share as a kid, and although I’m not into them as much as an adult, I do enjoy one occasionally, especially on hot summer days.
Did you know that a child invented this treat by mistake?
18 years later, Epperson introduced frozen pop on a stick to the public at Neptune beach, an amusement park in Alameda, California. It was a success, and in 1924 he applied for a patent for his treat and called it ‘the Epsicle ice pop'. His children, apparently, urged him to change the name to ‘Popsicle’.
The rest, as they say, is history...