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A Syrian called Ernest E Hamwi is believed to have invented the ice-cream cone.

Apparently, during the 1904 St Louis World's Fair in the United States, his waffle booth was next to an ice-cream seller who ran short of dishes.

As a favour, Hamwi rolled a waffle to hold his ice-cream and the cone was born.

Over the years, other inventors have tweaked the original design to make the cone drip-free.

A "dripless cake cone" was invented in the 1930s. It was a larger bowl-shape which allowed the ice-cream to sit in the bottom of the cone rather than nestle on the top.

Another invention - paper aprons - which were glorified napkins, were designed to catch any drips.

However, neither design caught on.


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