“In 1923—18 years after his original discovery—Epperson finally decided to file a patent for his frozen goodies. He had originally intended to call his invention Epsicles—a combination of his name and the word icicle. However, his kids had begun to call them Pop’s ‘sicles, and that name stuck. Thus the Popsicle was born.” The Surprisingly Fun Story of How the Popsicle Was Invented by an 11-Year-Old Boy. (I knew none of this. And I eat about 10 sugar-free popsicles day, and chew ice the rest of the time.)

+ “The 109-year-old organization says the coronavirus — not thinner demand for Thin Mints — is the main culprit. As the pandemic wore into the spring selling season, many troops nixed their traditional cookie booths for safety reasons.” The Girl Scouts have some extra boxes of cookies this year. Fifteen million of them.

+ Ronaldo shuns Coca-Cola with unexpected health advice in Euro 2020 press conference.

+ Norman Lear Answers the Proust Questionnaire.