#6 – Popsicles
You will be surprised to find out that popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old! In 1905, soda became an extremely popular drink and as any kid with a sweet tooth, Frank Epperson decided to try and save up some money by making his own version of the drink using powder and water. He hadn’t quite finished making the drink before deciding to hit the sack, so he left the mixture sitting on the porch, while the temperatures started to drop severely. He woke up to find his drink frozen, with the stirring stick poking out of it. He found it to be very tasty and ended up making it for himself every now and then. Since he was a kid, it never crossed his mind that there was a lot of money to be made by selling what later became known as popsicles. He started marketing his product when he turned 28.