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Discussion :: Inventions - Section 1 (Q.No.114)


What treat was invented by 11-year-old Frank Epperson in 1905?

[A]. Popsicle
[B]. Banana split
[C]. Cotton candy
[D]. Cracker Jacks

Answer: Option A


It was originally called the 'Epsicle' in his honor. (I can see why that name didn't catch on).

Pradeep said: (Apr 14, 2012)  
What is popsicle?

Jaganmohan said: (Aug 5, 2013)  
Popscile is a stick ice-cream, that is ice-cream wrapped with stick.

In 1905, the Popsicle was invented by an eleven-year-old Frank Epperson. Frank Epperson was only 11 years old when he invented the originally named Epsicle. He had left his fruit flavored soda outside on the porch with a stir stick in it. The drink froze to the stick and tasted good. It took 18 more years in 1923 for Epperson to apply for a patent for a "frozen ice on a stick" called the Epsicle ice pop, which his children re-named the Popsicle.

Sushank said: (Sep 8, 2018)  
You are right @Jaganmohan.

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