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  1. Science

    Keep 32 Molecule Kills Cavity-Causing Bacteria, Could Make The World A Better Place

    Researchers Jose Cordova of Yale University and Erich Astudillo of Chile's Universidad de Santiago discovered a molecule they call Keep 32 that kills the bacteria responsible for all the trauma you suffered as a child, lying down blinded by the light as a masked man poked bits of metal in your mouth. Sometimes you don't feel anything. Sometimes you feel funny.

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  2. Weird

    Habanero Chili Gummy Bears

    Available for pre-order over at Firebox, these habanero chili-infused gummy bears are basically the most perfect candy if you like spicy food, and can't live without gummy bears. So, if you're me, you've already spent the eight or so bucks on the pre-order. Also, if you dig fun and extremely odd flavor text, these gummy bears have an origin story, and it involves them climbing down into hell. Check that out after the break.

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  3. Science

    Sour Candy Not Much Better For Your Teeth Than Battery Acid

    Acid isn't very good for your teeth. Go figure. But you never cover your teeth in acid. Or do you? The Minnesota Dental Association has released a list of popular sour candies and their acidities, showing how many of them can damage teeth. Spoiler: All of them. But blah blah blah, dental health. Boring, right? Not if you throw in battery acid as a point of comparison. Those dentists know how to get some attention. Keep in mind, acidity is measured on the ph scale, which is logarithmic, meaning that a ph score of 2.0 is 10 times more acidic than something with a score of 3.0. It gets more acidic as you go down. Battery acid is a 1.0. Wonka Fun Dip power? 1.8.

    Check out the full, terrifying list after the jump.

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  4. Weird

    Candy Corn Zombie is too Adorable to Eat Human Flesh

    Back in 2003, Andrew Bell created a quirky image that featured a zombie candy corn, its mouth dripping with what one can only assume is melted, sticky sugar. Fast forward eight years later and Bell got around to making his zombie candy corn a reality, bringing the adorable little fella to unlife, displaying him inside a small glass dome with a wooden base. A magnet hides inside the corn's foot, so it can stick to the mound that seems to be some kind of chocolate chocolate chip cookie. Head on past the jump for some more pictures to remind you what happens when you leave candy corn uneaten for too long.

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  5. Weird

    May Drooling Commence: Beer Marshmallows

    Oh, sweet, sweet heaven. Beer and marshmallows. Surely someone has thought of this before, but thought it might only appeal to stoners when (obviously) this is something that could benefit the entire human race. This is the kind of thing that could bring people together on religion, politics, cats versus dogs, anything you can think of. I'll bet you're wondering how you can find a way to put this in your mouth and eat it.

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  6. Weird

    Sushi, Candy Now the Same Thing

    Candy that looks like rice and seaweed? A little weird, but we can accept that. Candy that looks and behave like raw fish? Now it's pretty weird. Roe from a dropper!? OK, you win this round, Japan. (via Reddit, WTF Japan Seriously)

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  7. Weird

    Man Eats Nothing but Candy for a Week

    For the sake of science, a man named Robb Posch recently ate nothing but Christmas candy for an entire week, documenting his hunger, mental stability, and enjoyment of candy as the week progressed. Unlike the nutrition professor who ate a Twinkie every three hours for ten weeks (losing 27 pounds in the process), who at least took a vitamin pill and ate some vegetables, Posch ate 100% candy, nothing but. Unsurprisingly for an experiment in which "mental stability" was one of the variables graphed, Posch's sanity was tested:

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  8. Weird

    World’s Largest Gummy Worm is Kind of Phallic

    I like gummies just as much as the next person (probably more, since I don't like chocolate and so possess a correspondingly large sweet tooth), but this otherwise charming video detailing the features of a two foot long, three pound gummy worm leaves me very torn. So delicious looking... and so gross looking... at the same time. (via Geeks Are Sexy.)

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  9. Weird

    Candy + Chandelier = Candelier (Not Actually Candy)

    Our plans for an edible room in the basement of our secret polar stronghold must go unrealized. Much to our disappointment, this candy-chandelier is made of 5,000 hand strung acrylic gummi bears.

    Design firm Jellio has created exactly 10 of these chandeliers, and price is available on request. For some, however, money may not be an obstacle. Once you've got a candy wife and a candy daughter (adopted), some things just logically follow.

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  10. Tech

    Webcam Spying School District Fooled by Mike & Ikes

    Last week we reported on allegations that the Lower Merion School district of Pennsylvania was covertly spying on its students using the embedded webcameras in school-issued laptops.  The surveillance capabilities of the cameras were only discovered when student Blake Robbins was threatened with disciplinary action for "improper behavior at home."  The evidence against him was a picture, taken without his knowledge, from the webcam of his laptop. His family's attorney has come forward and explained exactly what Robbins was doing that was so improper. Turns out, he was eating Mike and Ikes. 

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