Bob Marley Remembers the Dangers of Apples at Halloween
If you're a certain age, you probably remember a time when you were warned not to eat or take apples while trick or treating on Halloween. Bob Marley remembers, but reflecting on it he doesn't understand his mother's warning.
So what's the deal with razor blades in apples?
Back in the 80s there was always a nationwide scare each Halloween of people tampering with apples by putting razor blades in them. According to Snopes, 75% of reports of razor blades in apples had no injuries and nearly all were hoaxes, but that didn't stop worried mothers from warning their children not to take an apple while trick or treating.
Bob's funny video makes a good point. What kid wants an apple anyway? With Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Milky Ways, M&M's, Skittles and even candy corn, an apple just doesn't stand a chance.
And how exactly do you get a razor blade in an apple without it being noticed? There's got to be some mark on the outside of it to even get the thing in there to where it can't be seen.
Just to be on the safe side though, pass on the apple. That's just one step up from getting a toothbrush while trick or treating.