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Today Is….National Blueberry Popsicle Day! Do You Know How The Popsicle Came To Be?

Like I said, every day can be a celebration!  Today, celebrate the blueberry popsicle AND impress your friends with these facts about the popsicle!

In my research today, I learned some cool (get it, cool) things about the popsicle. Check these out, maybe even impress someone with these fun facts!

The Popsicle Story: In 1905, 11-year-old Frank Epperson left a mixture of powdered soda, water, and a stirring stick in a cup on his porch, according to WFMY News. It was apparently 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 even with his own kids. They constantly called for “Pop’s ‘sicle.” So in 1923, Epperson changed the name and applied for a patent. Epperson sold the rights to the brand name Popsicle to the Joe Lowe Company in New York.

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Here are some cool facts about the Popsicle:
    • During World War II, the Eighth Air Force Unit chose Popsicle ice pops as a symbol of American life.
    • The very first “ice cream man” sold Popsicle ice pops from a horse-drawn cart to children in Nebraska.
    • The Twin Popsicle ice pop was invented during The Great Depression, so two children could share an ice pop for just a nickel.
    • Two billion Popsicle ice pops are sold annually.
Look how far the Popsicle has changed! So many to choose from!
It’s still hot out, so go ahead and get a blueberry Popsicle today to celebrate!  Hey, maybe buy some for the office, that would be a nice surprise!

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