Im a little obsessed with making popsicles, I love all kinds, totally have popsicles in my freezer right now, so today I discovered the history of popsicles!
“In 1905, 11-year-old Frank Epperson left a mixture of powdered soda, water, and a stirring stick in a cup on his porch. It was a cold night, and Epperson awoke the next morning to find a frozen pop. He called it the "Epsicle."
It was a hit with his friends at school, and later with his own kids. They constantly called for "Pop's 'sicle." So in 1923, Epperson changed the name and applied for a patent. A couple of years later, Epperson sold the rights to the brand name Popsicle® to the Joe Lowe Company in New York.” – (via popsicle website)
So there you have it a forgetful kid sparked a wave of awesomeness in the United States!