Did you know it was an 11 year old prodigy who invented the popsicles? Before we give you a little fun fact, definitely check out the matching bracelet to this 'sweet' keychain!
Popsicles are claimed to have been invented unintentionally. In 1905, 11-year-old Frank Epperson stirred a package of soda mix into a cup of water with a stick and accidentally left the concoction on his porch overnight. The temperature outside dropped enough that when Frank returned the following morning, he found a delicious frozen treat, complete with a handle!
Epperson continued to make the ice pops for his friends and family, but didn’t file a patent for them until the 1920s. He wanted to continue calling the treats Epsicles—a portmanteau of his name and “icicles”—but his children convinced him to file them under the name they used: "Pop's 'sicles," or Popsicles.
Globally, 1 in 9 people still have no access to clean water. But in the communities we serve, it's 9 out of 9. Water is a daily and crippling challenge. Without water you can't grow food, you can't build housing, you can't stay healthy, you can't stay in school and you can't keep working.
Today, hope is on hold in over half of the developing world's primary schools without access to water and sanitation.
But this water crisis can be solved and that’s why we teamed up with The Water Project to help create a better tomorrow.