Sweet Halloween Treats from Jellio.com (the winner!)


Time to announce a winner in last week's candy trivia contest.

But before that, let us again offer thanks to Mario Marsicano for donating the grand prize. Check out his other magical creations at Jellio.com.

And now for the moment you've all been waiting for. The winner of a Jellio Gummi Light and a mental_floss t-shirt is...

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...Lauren! (#108)

George Harrison of The Beatles once said that Jelly Babies were his favorite candy"¦ UK Fans started throwing packets or handfuls at the band while they played. American fans, not familiar with Jelly Babies, substituted the much harder jelly bean. Harrison said "It was terrible. They don't have soft jelly babies there; they have hard jelly babies. To make matters worse, we were on a circular stage, so they hit us from all sides. Imagine waves of rock-hard little bullets raining down on you from the sky. It's a bit dangerous, you know, 'cause a jelly bean traveling at 50 miles an hour through the air hits you in the eye, you're finished. Every now and again, one would hit a string on my guitar and plonk off a bad note as I was trying to play. From then on everywhere we went it was exactly the same." Because of the danger of being hit in the eye, John Lennon, who was short-sighted, had to stop wearing contact lenses. He said that Paul McCartney enjoyed their concerts more than he, as Paul could see the girls.

Mario also wanted to recognize one runner-up "“ Dusty.

My buddy used to use NECCO Wafers instead of quarters in the Illinois tollway unmanned machines (yes, I saw it in action). You had to toss them very lightly so they didn't break. I don't think it works anymore.

That's worth a free t-shirt, too.

Lauren and Dusty, I'll be in touch. Let's do this again next year.