The Beatles Did Not Have a Sweet Tooth for Jelly Babies


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A bit of candy-related trivia for you: In a recently unearthed letter to a fan, late Beatle George Harrison discusses how the band disliked it when the crowd threw jelly babies at them while on stage. Apparently, Harrison had mentioned in an interview that he like the candy. But in a letter to Lynn Smith, 15 at the time, he says:

We don't like Jelly Babies, or Fruit Gums for that matter, so think how we feel standing on stage trying to dodge the stuff, before you throw some more at us.

Couldn't you eat them yourself, besides it is dangerous. I was hit in the eye once with a boiled sweet, and it's not funny!

Not familiar with jelly babies? You're probably outside the UK, then. Here, wiki up on them. And, per Wikipedia, "A popular science class experiment is to put them in a strong oxidising agent, and see the resulting spectacular reaction. The experiment is commonly referred to as 'screaming jelly babies.'" Video of screaming jelly babies after the jump.

Screaming Jelly Babies Experiment


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