Are you freaking kidding me?
Shopping online can be a real time-saver, and you can get some great deals. But skip lollipops that come with the virus that causes chickenpox.
This caution comes after a woman in Nashville, Tenn., advertised lollipops contaminated with the varicella virus on Facebook. The tainted pops were intended for parents who want to expose their children to the disease.
A Nashville TV station spotted the woman's posts, in which she also offered to ship spit and cotton swabs, all for a mere $50, payable through PayPal. The woman, Wendy Werkit, told WSMV reporter Kimberly Curth that she had shipped lollipops that had been sucked on by her children, "so that other peoples' kids can get chickenpox."
Between this and the bizarre news that people are only afraid that the HPV vaccine will turn women into raging sluts,* I'm basically in shock.
* For the record the HPV vaccine is not going to turn anyone into some kind of slut. It will, however, protect you and your loved ones from a virus that causes multiple types of cancer. You do the math.