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World Book: Candy
Candy is a popular sweet-tasting food.
CITATION: Waters, Janet. "Candy." World Book Student. World Book, 2015. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.
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Websites and Videos
When Was Candy Invented? - From Wonderopolis
Halloween is a favorite holiday for many kids because of all the candy they receive with the tradition of “trick or treating.” But have you ever thought about who originally made candy? People love sweets, and early man probably figured out that combining honey with other nuts and foods made a tasty treat. The word “candy” comes from the Persian word “qandi.” Historians say candies are mentioned in documents from ancient Egypt and credit them for inventing candy. Sugar, the main ingredient in candy, appeared in the Middle Ages, but it was only enjoyed by the rich.
CITATION: When Was Candy Invented?. n.d. Web. 2 December 2015. http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/when-was-candy-invented.
Candy on the Brain - from Society for Science
The desire for an appealing object belonging to someone else comes from the mirror neurons. These neurons activate when you are doing an action or watching it. They help people learn and help babies imitate others. Mirror neurons might even explain how someone can make you yawn when they yawn. Find out why candy in someone's hand might be more appealing that candy sitting on a table. The mirror neurons interact with the part of the brain that assigns value to objects.
CITATION: Candy on the Brain. n.d. Web. 2 December 2015. https://student.societyforscience.org/article/candy-brain.