DailyDirt: Nothing To Fear, Maybe

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The urban legend about poisoned candy on Halloween has pushed parents away from handing out home-made treats -- even though the realistic odds of finding dangerous treats is vanishingly small. Still, there are some crazy people out there, so maybe it's better safe than sorry. Just know that getting hit by a car while crossing the street is a far more frequent occurrence on Halloween.... If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 1st, 2012 @ 5:13pm

    wow another urban myth that wont die

    copycats will keep this alive forever... and no one will let their guard down b/c they're doing it "for the kids"

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 1st, 2012 @ 5:49pm

    Candy makers came up with the idea that convincing the parents that the only safe candy was store bought. Now that parents are scared to let their kids wander the streets for trick or treat, a real american tradition has been lost. Candy makers aren't doing better as far as I can see because it has spread too far and there are almost no kids on the streets going door to door like there used to be. Haven't bought any candy for Halloween in years now. Kids just quit coming to the door.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 1st, 2012 @ 6:32pm

    Bend over and I'll make you think candy. Here's your treat!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 1st, 2012 @ 6:43pm

    Ban razors and peanut butter cups! Both can kill at least one child, and only sickos would have either!

     

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    Rekrul, Nov 5th, 2012 @ 12:57pm

    I usually give out full-sized Nestle Crunch bars because it's what the kids seem to prefer. A couple years back, I bought a variety pack and let the kids choose and they all picked the Nestle Crunch bars first.

    I like Halloween. For the past couple years, I've been rigging a dummy on my front porch so that I can raise the right arm when the kids come in. It's provoked a few yelps and even one scream.

     

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