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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. History.com 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."