With summer fully upon us, the time for night bonfires, and with them, night marshmallow roasts, approaches. In this week's What's The Deal, we take a look at the history of the humble puff. And hey, if global warming gets any worse, you might not even need a fire to roast them!

WHAT'S THE DEAL: MARSHMALLOWS A Brief History Of Marshmallows CRACKED.COM .COM Marshmallows are a beloved treat that usually make people think of one of three things: : campfires, hot cocoa, or horrific burns on the roof of your mouth.

WHAT'S THE DEAL: MARSHMALLOWS Greek Medicine CRACKED.co COM The Greeks were the first to start using the marshmallow, as a remedy for sore throats, as well as general pain relief. It was far from its modern candy form, however, in case you thought they were treating strep with games of Chubby Bunny.

Source: Mental Floss

WHAT'S THE DEAL: MARSHMALLOWS Now You Marshmal-know CRACKED.COM I am so, so sorry. But feel free to fill the next awkward dead air around a bonfire with the story of how a medicinal greek plant ended up a sugary summer treat. And then realize your marshmallow just caught fire AGAIN.

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