Candy Land

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Something to think about this Halloween: A new study has found that children born to mothers who ate large amounts of licorice while pregnant perform poorly on cognitive tests and are more likely to show disruptive behavior. [EurekAlert]


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I always hated black licorice: the only person who liked it was my great grandmother. She'd go picking through jelly beans for the black ones. After she died, I forced myself to eat black jelly beans until I acquired a taste for them so that I would always think of her when I tasted them :-( This is how atheists do the afterlife...