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SPREADING FEAR: HOW 'THE LICKED HAND' AND OTHER SCARY STORIES MOVE AROUND THE COUNTRY

Researchers who analyzed more than 220 contemporary legends found that the stories referenced hazards of life far more often than the securities. Which makes sense: It's far safer to become engrossed in a risk that doesn't exist than to ignore a real one. On top of that, if a story scares you, research has found that you're more likely to pass it on.

 

THE SECRET WAYS SCIENTISTS ARE ALTERING YOUR VEGETABLES

The problem: There's still no standardization in place to alert consumers to which of the produce in a grocery store has been genetically manipulated, much less how.