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John Green and Mental Floss Make Halloween Educational with 38 Facts About Candy [Video]

Protip: hand out the URL for this video to trick-or-treaters. Some candy might be nice, too.

Mental Floss makes education fun by making candy, which is already fun, educational. In their weekly trivia webseries, John Green shares 38 little known facts about candy and debunks several myths including gum staying in your digestive system for years.

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He’ll also tell you how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop as determined by science. We always lost count, which is why we’re guessing they brought in a licking machine. Yup, that’s a thing that exists now, because somebody just couldn’t let those commercials go.

(via Mental Floss)

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