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7am Stumper - May 29, 2015

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Many kids are out of school, or will be soon, for summer vacation. It's time for blockbuster movies and frozen treats. Popsicles have been a favorite frozen treat for years. 

Today's Stumper is:
How were popsicles invented?

1. Seller looking for another product
2. Child's accident
3. Bad ice cream formula

The answer is child's accident. According to the website for popsicles, we have the frozen treat because of a child's accident in 1905. It says an eleven-year-old in California poured soda powder into water, and used a stirring stick to mix it. He accidentally left it outside on a cold night. The next morning, the concoction was frozen. He ate it with the stick in it, made again for his friends, who loved it, and voila! The popsicle was born. identifies that boy as Frank Epperson and says he actually patented it years later in 1923. His children called them "pop's" sicles. That led to the name "popsicle."
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Friday Update From Scott Dimmich

9:40am, Sunday, May 29, 2015

Good morning! Filtered sunshine is forecast through this afternoon as temperatures rise through the 70s and 80s. Showers and storms will be spotty late this morning and this afternoon. While showers and thunderstorms will quickly end this evening, rain and storms will gradually redevelop Saturday, especially during the afternoon and evening. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the Tri-State in a marginal risk for severe storms Saturday and Saturday night; during this time, the strongest storms in the Ohio Valley may produce large hail and damaging straight-line wind. High temperatures tomorrow will be in the low 80s, but Sunday will be a much cooler day with showers and storms diminishing and highs around 70 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms will be spotty Monday, and a clear to partly cloudy sky is forecast both Tuesday and Wednesday. See this afternoon's hour-by-hour forecast on Local 12 News Live at Noon!

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