1. Weird

    Peep Parody of Everyone Poops Wins Marshmallow Contest

    Peeps are more than just barely-edible candy! Every year, The Washington Post holds a Peep Show contest for lovingly crafted marshmallow-based dioramas. Kate Hohman's cheeky entry, Everyone Peeps, was one of this year's top finalists.

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  2. Gaming

    Candy Crush Saga Owner King Finally Stops Trying to Trademark the Word “Candy”

    After provoking the ire of pretty much everyone on the Internet (not that they hadn't already provoked it with their incredibly addictive, impossible-to-beat game), the company behind Candy Crush Saga appears to finally be backing off from the ridiculous trademark petition it first applied for in February of last year.

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  3. Weird

    This Website Lets You Make Your Own Candy Hearts, So We Made Some Nerdy Ones for You

    Rejected candy hearts are all the rage this Valentine's season. Well, you know, and every Valentine's season since the invention of the Internet and terrible jokes (whichever came first). But they're especially easy to make this season using the Cryptogram, so we made a bunch of nerdy ones, just for you.

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  4. Science

    Science Has Created Candy That Protects Your Teeth, All Things Are Possible

    We would have settled for candy that wasn't bad for your teeth, but that wasn't enough for Christine Lang of the biotech company Organobalance. No, Lang and her colleagues decided that candy should make up for its years of causing cavities by actively preventing them, and they've finally achieved their goal. Take that, parents everywhere.

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  5. Weird

    Candy You Probably Won’t Get Trick-or-Treating Tonight

    Yesterday the Geekosystem team took a field trip to Economy Candy here in New York City. It specializes in odd and vintage candy you're not likely to find in most places. We stocked up on sweets that people probably aren't going to be handing out for Trick-or-Treat tonight, and after tasting them that's probably for the best.

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  6. Weird

    In Honor Of Halloween, Here’s a Bunch Of Awesome Nerd Candy We Saw Today

    The Geekosystem crew took a field trip to a local vintage candy store in New York to celebrate the holiday. In addition to buying a bunch of unusual treats that we'll be reviewing sometime tomorrow, we also found a whole bunch of candy themed after your favorite TV shows, games, and movies.

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  7. Science

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

    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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  8. Tech

    15 More Branded Candies Google Can Use to Name Their Next Android Systems

    Not only is Android's newest operating system named after an already existing brand name candy, but they've actually teamed up with Nestlé to cross-promote Android and Kit Kats at the same time. So what comes next? Hopefully this list of ideas will give Google a headstart on which companies they should go begging to once the hubub over KitKat dies down.

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  9. Weird

    9 Swear Words Spelled Out in Gummy Candies Because Why the Hell Not

    Today the Geekosystem crew got lunch together at a local deli, and I found a bag of alphabet-shaped Haribo gummy snacks. Naturally we decided that the best course of action was to spell out as many curse words as we could and share them with all of you. Isn't that nice of us?

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  10. Weird

    Frequency of Candy Consumption Not Linked to Obesity, Suggests Study Funded by Candy Lobbyist Group

    According to a recently published study in Nutrition Journal, frequency of candy consumption is not linked to obesity. If that's not a shocker, they also suggest it isn't linked to other health risks such as heart disease. In related news, there is no conclusive evidence to suggest that there is any correlation between interacting with water and getting wet. Feel free to eat as many Snickers in your bathtub as you deem fit, safe in the knowledge that you are the pinnacle of health and dryness.

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  11. Weird

    This is Clearly the Best Way to Throw Out a Box of Candy [Video]

    Creating a domino-style chain reaction from candy boxes is the least efficient way we can think of to throw something in the trash, but it also has the virtue of being the most efficient way we can think of to get fired from your part-time job at a movie theater. So...partial credit? Watch and decide for yourself if it's just stupid, or so stupid it's brilliant.

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  12. Weird

    10 Valentine’s Day Foods So Touchingly Sweet They’ll Rot Your Teeth

    If the best way to someone's heart is through their stomach, then why bother spending bundles of cash on gifts and flowers when you could just make your special someone a dish sure to impress? When it comes to Valentine's Day treats though, remember that presentation is just as important as flavor. Fortunately, we've got you covered there, as these tasty snacks and sweets can make you look like a serious Casanova regardless of your culinary skills. Even if your idea of a great home-cooked meal is Chef Boyardee, you're certain to find something you can master here. Chef don’t judge, and neither will we.

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  13. Weird

    Fuzzy Math: How Much Halloween Candy are We Going to Give Out Tonight?

    Halloween is the best night of the year, end of story. Costumes are applied, tricks are played, horror movies are snuggled up in front of, but most importantly, children will go door to door adorably threatening to start doing property damage unless their demands for a sugary ransom are met swiftly and surely. Whatever else happens tonight, from ice storms to hurricanes to the raising of the dead, kids are going to get a lot of candy from people just like you. How much, exactly, though? Well, we don't know precisely how much candy we'll give kids tonight, but we've run some numbers on this matter, and you can find our conclusions after the jump.

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  14. Weird

    Farmer Replaces Corn in Cow Feed With Delicious, Cost-Effective Candy

    The summer's record-setting drought is causing a spike in prices of commodities like corn, forcing farmers to get creative. When farmers get creative, lucky cows get sweet, sweet candy in their diets. Joseph Watson's cows do, at least. Watson is the proud owner of 1,400 head of cattle in Mayfield, Kentucky who used to get corn in their diets. Now, they get delicious candy instead.

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  15. Weird

    You Got Chocolate In My Peanut Butter! And Both of Them In My Oil Spill!

    Fact: There is no situation in life so bleak that it can't be improved, if not entirely solved, by a liberal application of candy. For proof of this statement, look no further than a recently developed chemical that promises to use the ingredients in peanut butter and chocolate to clean up oil spills, like the one that resulted from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Because like the Planeteers, when chocolate and peanut butter combine their powers, there is pretty much nothing they can't do -- including save the environment.

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