Parental Nightmares

Tales of black-hearted madmen doling out poisoned Halloween candy to unsuspecting little tykes have been around for decades — they were part of my Halloween experience more than forty years ago.
Poisoned Halloween Candy
  • 2 November 2000
Police have never documented actual cases of people randomly distributing poisoned goodies to children on...
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Poisoned Halloween Candy
Pins and razors and needles in Halloween candy is the subject of this story.
Pins and Needles in Halloween Candy
  • 2 November 2000
Pins, needles and razor blades been occasionally been found in trick-or-treaters' loot over the years.
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Pins and Needles in Halloween Candy
Origin of 'Baby on Board' Signs
  • 13 February 2015
Rumor: The death of an infant in an auto accident led to the invention of...
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Origin of 'Baby on Board' Signs
bed bug on human skin
Smoking Bedbugs to Get High
  • 10 April 2014
Rumor: Schoolkids are smoking and injecting crushed bedbugs to get high from a hallucinogenic substance...
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Smoking Bedbugs to Get High
Snorting Smarties
  • 22 January 2014
Are schoolkids really 'snorting' and 'smoking' Smarties and putting themselves at risk of contracting nasal...
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Snorting Smarties
LSD Tattoos Drug dealers hand out LSD-laced tattoos of cartoon characters to schoolchildren?
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LSD Tattoos