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 America, 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 try 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.