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(The Sun)   Scientists create scary apples for Halloween   ( divider line
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2002-10-22 04:08:36 AM  
When you bite into them, they scream in pain.
2002-10-22 06:35:42 AM  
For "scientist" read "bloke with sticker"
2002-10-22 07:08:22 AM  
Eat me.
2002-10-22 07:10:12 AM  
lol jayvee well said
2002-10-22 07:13:08 AM  
Nutritionists hope the apples will a-peel to kids and prove a healthier alternative to sweets.

i certainly hope they'll prove an alternative, candy is SO difficult to put razor blades in...
2002-10-22 07:15:34 AM  
50p for a farking apple. It'd be cheaper to buy some regular apples and drop some acid.
2002-10-22 07:20:58 AM  
I'm not scared.

Well, not in the way they'd expect.
2002-10-22 07:25:29 AM  
I too, was struck by the use of 'scientist'. Must be what the intellect-admiring readers of The Sun want to hear. I can just see all those scientists in their white labcoats and black-rimmed glasses, running around the orchards, climbing ladders with buckets of stickers while below, beard-stroking scientist committees wearing graduation caps and gowns (with special honors thingamajiggies [NOT the real term]) oversee this important work.

Meanwhile, I saw once where you can stick a developing gourd into a bottle and it will grow to that shape. I propose we make molds of a certain attractive shape for the production of cucumbers and carrots. Hmmmm? Girls? Boyeeees?????
2002-10-22 07:33:11 AM  
I wonder if they can get a nekkid picture of me on one?

ew ew, maybe they can put those Christina pictures on them, I would take a bite of that?
2002-10-22 07:45:11 AM  
It's more than just a sticker. They also bleed.
2002-10-22 07:53:48 AM  
One of the greatest challenges in the food world is to make fruit appealing to children.....

And like - some narky kid is just gonna love the fact that these scary apple still tastes like shiat yeah? Like - "Mommie, mommie - I want one of them scary apples, with the pumpkin face", rather than "Mommie, mommie - want some candy".....

....yeah..... as if
2002-10-22 08:01:54 AM  
"i certainly hope they'll prove an alternative, candy is SO difficult to put razor blades in..."

The trick is breaking the razor into smaller pieces. Then it's much easier to stick into soft candy and less likely to be discovered before swallowing. Little bits of glass works as well.
2002-10-22 08:05:34 AM  
Hooray for Science! They should do that with everything. Broccoli, meat, water, candy, everything. It would rule!
2002-10-22 08:48:48 AM  
Are ANY "scientists" working on cancer at all...?
2002-10-22 08:51:10 AM  
"Are ANY "scientists" working on cancer at all...?"

No all the involved genes are patented.
2002-10-22 09:08:55 AM  
You know, the FBI claims that there has never been an incident of random candy poisoning/tampering. However, there was one asshat a few years ago (in CA, I believe) that wanted to kill his son. He decided to poison the boy's Halloween candy with arsenic; after all, he surmised, there was so much candy poisoning going on on Halloween. It could be anyone who gave his son poison candy. Right? Wrong. The police knew right away that the father did it, partly because no one gets poisoned candy at Halloween. It's just an urban myth.
2002-10-22 09:43:34 AM  
Wigglepuppy44 It was no myth for the dudes son.
2002-10-22 09:53:15 AM  
Candy poisioning -did- happen over in the 'burbs where I lived. My mom's little crap-town doesn't get to do Halloween anymore, it's against the law. ;)

2002-10-22 10:04:02 AM  
But are the "Scary" apples animal tested? I could see the anti-genetic modification crowd getting worked up into a lather over this one, even to the point of protesting the grocery store mentioned in the article, and the company that does this, because they don't understand how it actually works, and anytime you try to explain it to them, you are all of a sudden part of the conspiracy.

And then Vegetable Rights groups the world over will be protesting, even though apples are technically fruit, because that's the sort of thing they *like* to do to keep occupied.
2002-10-22 10:15:10 AM  
Ancient history. They've been putting "double happiness" stickers or somesuch on apples for years and years in Taiwan and Japan.
Double happiness is right, too, cos they cost twice as much as ordinary apples (which is what, in fact, they are).
2002-10-22 10:52:52 AM  
I've hollowed an apple to smoke out of it....weeeee
2002-10-22 11:02:27 AM  
Cancer wins again.
2002-10-22 11:16:13 AM  
I hate people.
2002-10-22 11:18:25 AM  
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2002-10-22 11:19:49 AM  
CitronR: Welcome to the club.
2002-10-22 11:36:22 AM  
how about them apples?
2002-10-22 11:47:00 AM  
just take the trailing slash off the url...
2002-10-22 12:56:05 PM  
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2002-10-22 01:01:46 PM  
Yargh! Nevermind...
2002-10-22 02:05:18 PM  
Core blimey!
2002-10-22 05:14:51 PM  
"One of the greatest challenges in the food world is to make fruit appealing to children."

Darn homosexual agenda!
2002-10-22 07:54:48 PM  
'Joey, have you ever eaten a pink banana?"

(ala 'Airplane')
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