We all know about the dangers of accepted candy from strangers on Halloween, but did you know that the poisoned candy scare is rooted in an op-ed from 1970? An article set off a chain reaction of panic that has lasted for years. In totally different news, it's not just toxic relationships with people we're related to that can be harmful -- almost a third of Americans have no contact with at least one family member. In a survey of over 1,300 people, they found that 27% of Americans have cut off contact with a family member. 10%, 8%, and 9% reported being estranged from a parent, child, or sibling respectively, while the rest were extended family. Last but certainly not least interesting -- when Wellington Burt died in 1919, he left behind a strange will: his "golden egg," worth up to $110 million, would remain in its nest (a trust fund) for 21 years after the death of his last surviving grandchild. 92 years later, in 2011, that time finally came!
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The poisoned candy scare is rooted in an op-ed from 1970.
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