Today's Friday Funny is in honor of the fact that it's really, really hot and cold things sound great right now.
This article  from the Christian Science Monitor explains in great detail where the ingredients for banana splits come from (and for all you wiseacres out there, no the answer is NOT Baskin Robbins!). I really enjoyed the bit about marshmallows (being particularly fond of them). There really is a marsh mallow plant and once upon a time the sap was used as a thickener in the candy puffs!
I saw the link to this article in a BoingBoing entry , and there is an inaccuracy in the story that is corrected in the blog: turns out bananas originally grew in New Guinea, not Malaysia. Phew, glad we cleared THAT up!
Next week: the history of the root beer float.