Today is the start of the Banana Split Festival in Wilmington, Ohio, where the banana split was born. Of course, if you were in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, locals would point out their town had banana splits three years before Wilmington. Plus: the mind-melting TV show known as the Banana Splits Adventure Hour was actually supposed to have an entirely different name!

Wilmington Banana Split Festival

Birthplace of the Banana Split (Ohio Magazine)

The Banana Split: A Rich History (Pennsylvania Center for the Book)

10 tra la la true facts about the Banana Splits (MeTV)

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