The tale begins in 1905 in the home of 11-year old Frank Epperson. One night, he made his usual sugary drink—a soda powder combined with water and mixed it with a stirring stick. He accidentally left his drink (with the stirring stick) outside in the middle of winter. The next day, a Popsicle was made! He gave some of his first Popsicle creations to other kids who absolutely loved it. This made Frank realize that the Popsicle would be a hit. He kept this discovery a secret for 18 years until he had the resources to distribute them commercially.