Friday, June 25, 2010

The Tooth Fairy

The legend of the tooth fairy was born out of an ancient Canaanite tradition of collecting the teeth of fallen enemies to appease the angel of death. The enemy teeth were collected and molded together into a 3 cubit by 1 cubit statue. Each householdhad one of these "tooth angels" which were thought to scare the crap out of anyone who came into the house (including the angel of death).


Vampires' favorite food (asside from blood) is melted chocolate ice cream. In black and white, it sort of looks like blood.
In 1874 Dr. James Marsh's children were making him crazy. They were rambunctious and difficult. As a pediatric psychologist, this was particularly perplexing. His wife, Linda, came up with the solution...a mixture of gelatin, vanilla and confectioners sugar that she called mellofiers. These puffed balls of sugar had a profound effect on her children, calming them down for at least 30 minutes before they became slightly more hyper.

Dr. Marsh sold what he began calling the Marsh-Mellofiers to his patients for an additional 5 cents per dozen.


It is impossible to have thunder without lightning. However, it is possible to have lightning without thunder.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Candy Lasts Forever

According to a 1982 industry study, the sugar content in candy makes candy keep forever. Candy only goes bad when exposed to moisture or when it contains peanuts.