Regarding poisoned Halloween candy

November 1st, 2012  |   |  1 Comment

Sure, you probably figured that it was an overblown scare story based on a very few isolated cases, but did you realize that the notion of tainted Halloween candy is essentially baseless? (I suspect that irrational attachment to this myth is more common among those who experienced the national media panic around the Chicago Tylenol murders at an impressionable age.) At this point, my only childhood fears that still seem justified in retrospect are earthquakes and nuclear war with the Soviets.