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Chuck Bean

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This unique candy is fine, in theory, but the orange flavoring is almost always too synthetic tasting and the quality of the chocolate is never quite up to par. Just eat a regular chocolate bar and save yourself the weird aftertaste.

If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about people and animals acting badly and the wild happenstance of life. In that spirit each night during the 9 and 10 o’clock hour I enjoy playing a game with you, the listener, called Florida or Australia. The rules are simple: I’ll tell you about a news story on the air and you text or call in and tell me if you think the story happened in Florida or Australia.(because those two places seem to have a high concentration of craziness.) Here are tonight’s stories:

190,000 ceiling fans recalled because the blades detach and fly off

King of Fans, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company that makes the 54-inch Mara ceiling fans, announced the recall on Wednesday after receiving 47 reports of blades detaching, according to a statement from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The fans had been sold at Home Depot stores nationwide.

Chocolate uncovered by National Library 120 years past expiry date still almost good enough to eat

Conservators at the National Library of Australia have unearthed one of the world's oldest boxes of chocolates, dating back 120 years to the time of the Boer War. The souvenir chocolate tin was discovered at the bottom of a box of personal papers from the estate of Australian bush poet Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson.

Be sure to tune in Monday through Friday nights at 9 and 10pm if you want to play along.