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Old 10-26-2010, 12:22 PM
Tom Tildrum Tom Tildrum is offline
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Originally Posted by Diogenes the Cynic View Post
I don't recall anything about X-rayed candy, but I was past trick-or-treating age by the 80's. I do remember warnings in school about poisoned candy and razor blades in apples, but it sounded like bullshit to me even as a kid. How were people supposed to be able to get these razor blades into the apples without breaking the skin, or poisoning the candy without disturbing the packaging?
They would fasten razor blades to the branches of the tree, and the apples would grow around them. It takes a certain amount of planning.