Marcus Aurelius: Did someone say tainted halloween candies?Haha! Taint!
show me: Back when I was a kid, it was razor blades in apples. Boy, those were all over the place./in people's imaginations
Ambivalence: This is an interesting question of causation. Are there so few (or in this case, no) instances of poisoning because it WOULD never happen or because parents are so paranoid about unwrapped or home made Halloween treats?
gfid: It could be a hoax, but some kid in PA is claiming to have gotten a razor blade in his M&Ms.http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/10/boy-finds-razor-blade- in -halloween-candy/
Pocket Ninja: I've been trying to help prevent this by adding a steadily increasing amount of poison to the candy I give out every year. This builds up the children's tolerance to poison (think of Wesley and his self-created immunity to Lidocaine powder) and ensures that if someone ever does try to truly poison them, they'll survive.
BKITU: Ambivalence: This is an interesting question of causation. Are there so few (or in this case, no) instances of poisoning because it WOULD never happen or because parents are so paranoid about unwrapped or home made Halloween treats?The scare really started in '82. The Chicago Tylenol Murders were still very fresh on everybody's minds. Once the populace had it in their minds that it was possible, it's a short hop for people to start thinking it's common.
Mugato: We all knew it was bullshiat even when I was a kid. Even though we all trick or treated in our own neighborhoods anyway, to people we knew. Our parents didn't drive us out 10 miles to Elm Street to trick or treat strangers. But everyone (well apparently not everyone) knew it was just an urban legend. As for the "razor blade in the apple" thing, first of all who gives an apple as a treat and what kid would eat said apple?
BAMFinator: Had a neighbor who was a drug dealer who gave apples at Halloween. Needless to say my parents threw those away took them for their own use.
gfid: show me: Back when I was a kid, it was razor blades in apples. Boy, those were all over the place./in people's imaginationsIt could be a hoax, but some kid in PA is claiming to have gotten a razor blade in his M&Ms.http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/10/boy-finds-razor-blade- in -halloween-candy/Parents really let their kids go trick or treating at stranger's houses?
mediablitz: It's all poison. Chemical laden processed crap that is killing your children slowly. This guy needs to broaden the scope of his research, clearly...
Super Chronic: Each year I have to ask: WHERE ARE THE LSD-LACED DISNEY TATTOOS I WAS PROMISED?
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