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News, but not the serious kind

It’s a black day for candy lovers…

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Okay, take that black stuff out of your mouth, put it on the floor, and back away.

That’s just me helping the government warn folks about the danger of eating too much licorice.

Noting that Halloween is only days away, the Food and Drug Administration has just warned that “If you’re 40 or older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could land you in the hospital with an irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia.”

Excuse me? If you’re 40 or older and you’re still collecting candy door-to-door at Halloween, you may have problems way more serious than too much licorice.