This weekend in my neck of the woods, the kiddos begin their annual pilgrimage for candy by knocking on doors and allowing strangers to give them potentially tainted treats that may or may not contain a lethal dose of strychnine.
For the record, I do not participate in poison-laced candy, but I do only give out Whoppers because I don’t particularly like handing out the good stuff to kids I don’t know (oh who the hell am I kidding? I don’t like sharing candy with anyone).
And, just in time for Halloween, comes Metal Floss’ wonderful info/fact show (starring awesome YA author John Green) dedicated to 38 super sweet facts about candy. Some of which are infinitely more interesting than the candy themselves.
So, watch the video after the break and pick up a tasty morsel of trivia about Baby Ruth, the Tootsie Roll, Necco Wafers and many more. Although, I do have to warn you, this show is highly addictive so don’t blame me when you begin scrolling through all the other Mental Floss offerings and lose, like, five hours or so.