Halloween treats and dirty tricks

Welcome, trick-or-treaters. The Buzz has a bowlful of treats for you:

Mountain Bar or stale peanut butter taffy? A Vanderbilt professor decorates his house for Halloween, then studies how much fear kids are willing to encounter for a candy bar.

Kids are cheaper than lab rats, and he doesn’t have to clean their cages.

Have a chocolate-covered turnip: Jerry Seinfeld is denying claims that his wife is guilty of “vegetable plagiarism” for stealing from another writer her idea for a cook book about hiding veggies in food that kids like.

Honestly, it’s The Buzz’s mom who should sue; she invented the concept by giving trick-or-treaters popcorn balls with Brussels sprout centers.

Speaking of plagiarism: A La Center state legislator is claiming, “I am not gay. I have not had sex with a guy,” even after meeting up with a man at an erotic bookstore and inviting him back to his hotel. Police say the man later tried to extort cash from the lawmaker.

U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Third Stall From The Right, now plans to sue, claiming the legislator borrowed his wide stance.

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