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IT'S TIME FOR A HELPING OF CANDY FACTS!!! YYYUUUUMMMMM!!

Candy Corn was invented in the 1880s by George Rennigner.
    The oldest company to produce the surgary corn is The Goelitz Company which is now known as the Jelly Belly Company. They have used the same recipe for over 100 years. Can't get enough of this Halloween classic? At the moment, you can buy 10 pound for $81 dollars. Approximately 9 billion pieces of it will be made each year.







   Tootsie Rolls were invented in 1896 by Leo Hirshfield. The product is named after Hirschfield's daughter whose nickname was "Tootsie". In 1896 Tootsie Roll cost one cent. In fact, it was the first "individually wrapped penny candy". Over 100 years later, consumers can still find Tootsie Rolls for a penny. The Tootsie Company makes 64 million Tootsie Rolls a day.








    A fun online Chicago Tribune article suggested that if your favorite Halloween treat is Snickers, it means you probably have an indecisive personality. "Do you want chocolate? Do you want nuts? You don'…

CARAMEL CAKE! OOOHHHHH!!

Ask any Southern baker: caramel cake can reduce a fully grown adult to tears—and we don't mean happy tears, either. It's the icing, a challenge that makes fiddly pastries seem like a walk in Washington Park. Caramel icing is made from little more than cooked sugar and milk, but when it comes time to spread it over the cake layers, it has to be just the right temperature—warm enough to be pourable, but cool enough that, when you work it around the cake with an icing spatula it sets in place. If the icing cools too fast, stiffening as you're spreading, you'll tear the beautiful cake layers, which are nigh impossible to repair. And if the icing dosn't cool fast enough, it will overflow the cake stand and onto the counter.
Stressed yet?
Fear not, because we have all you require here—namely, the right recipe with the right instructions so that you know that you're doing the right thing. And we also have some tips, care of our friend Angie Mosier, the Atlanta-based foo…

THE EPSOM DERBY FROM ENGLAND!

The Derby Stakes, known as The Investec Derby or The Derby and internationally as the Epsom Derby, is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to three-year-old Thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Epsom Downs over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 10 yards (2,423 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early June. It is Britain's richest horse race, and the most prestigious of the country's five Classics. It is sometimes referred to as the Blue Riband of the turf.
    The Epsom Derby is one of the most prestigious and iconic events of the sporting and social calendars. The Ladies day is known for being a highly fashionable event, where ladies compete to win the coveted Style on the Downs competition. Elaborate headwear and colourful dresses are the norm.






History

    The Derby originated at a celebration following the first running of the Oaks Stakes in 1779. A new race was planned, and it was decided that it should be named after eith…

TOP 10 OVERUSED AND INSANELY OBVIOUS HORROR MOVIE GIMMICKS!

If you’ve seen enough horror movies, you’ll notice that they’ve become increasingly stale nowadays. Sometimes it feels like the characters on screen know when they’re about to get whacked by the psycho killer in the woods, and even they can’t fool the audience. How stupid do some of these movie directors believe the average American viewer has become? The following bag of tricks are currently destroying modern horror cinema:












1.) The Peek-a-boo, I See You

    This is the moment when the director cleverly places the actor (usually some blond that can’t stop crying) into the right third of the screen. The camera pans in slowly and the creepy music starts playing. Then suddenly the killer’s face pops out the shadows directly behind the sobbing blonde. Since it would make too much sense for the killer to hack his victim instantly, (as killers in the real world are prone to do, don’t ask me but I know) the director always gives the heroine a few seconds to realize that some psycho is be…

STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE FREEZER PIE!!

Strawberries are full of vitamin C, which does double duty: It helps you burn more fat during exercise and helps build skin-firming collagen, resulting in a slimmer, prettier you! ingredients 1 Chocolate Crust3 cups lowfat strawberry ice cream or frozen yogurt, softened light whipped creamLight whipped cream1 cup sliced strawberries preparation Spread ice cream evenly over crust. Dip a large spoon in hot water and run it over ice cream to smooth the top. Place pie in freezer until solid, 2 hours or up to 3 days. Before serving, spray a border of whipped cream (about 1 cup) around edge of pie. Mound strawberries in center.

KIRKPINAR-OIL WRESTLING FROM TURKEY!

Kırkpınar is a Turkish oil-wrestling (Turkish: yağlı güreş) tournament. It is held annually, usually in late June, near Edirne, Turkey since 1346.
    Before each bout, the wrestlers pour olive oil over their entire bodies, and the matches take place in an open, grassy field, with the contestants naked except for trousers made of leather, which extend to just above the knee. Victory is achieved when one wrestler either pins the other to the ground (as in many other forms of wrestling) or lifts his opponent above his shoulders.
    It now holds a Guinness World Record for the longest running sports competition.















History

    Oldest known evidenceThe history of oil wrestling links straight back to 2650 BC with evidence both from Ancient Egypt, Assyria and around. The Babylonian body of evidence, a tiny bronze, excavated near the Chafadji-temple. It is as clear as plain day-light that the bronze concern oilwrestlers: both athletes are pictured with oilvessels on their head.
    The old…