Legend has it that this term was first used in the 40's by a jamaican named Antoine Cleo. He believed that filling the area of a popsicle with deadly radiation, can be used against certain countries as biological warfare. He believed that the radiation had certain brainwashing chemicals inside of it and that placing the popsicles at stands at random areas could allow more people to buy the popsicles, thus was his plan for world domination. However, his plans were soon foiled when a strange cult called the Kindred Spirits blew up all the popsicle stands in North America killing the perpetrator, Antoine Cleo. "Lets blow this popsicle stand" was then started as an inside joke between 4 teenagers, then spread throughout the US. The phrase from then on meant;"Lets get out of here fast before something bad happens."
This doesn't come up too often, but I was sorely tempted to downvote because it seems like it's an urban legend, the kind that can spring up around these odd cases.
What are peoples' thoughts on allowing/encouraging/accepting these answers? I suppose I can't be impartial as I'm not a big supporter of propagating unfounded myth. I'd like to know what happens if we get these types of answers, though.