Halloween Urban Legends

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It’s Halloween — you know what that means, don’t you? That’s right, ’tis the season for razor blades and needles in apples and poison in candy. Or is it? According to Dr. Joel Best of the University of Delaware, “I can’t find any evidence that any children have been hurt or killed by any contaminated candy that was picked up trick-or-treating.” And he should know… He’s been researching trick-or-treating since 1958. In fact, he dug back through 40 years of newspaper archives and databases. While he turned up a few cases that were originally linked to trick-or-treating, these links later turned out to be erroneous — like a dad who poisoned his own kid’s candy with cyanide to cash in on the life insurance back in 1974. Nice. Real nice.

[Source: Rocky Mount Telegram]

Published on October 31st, 2006 - One Comment
Filed under: Miscellany
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  1. Snopes.com has a good article on this urban legend.

    Comment by saving advice — Nov 2nd 2006 @ 1:38 am

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