CDC ensures America permanently loses appetite for poppy seed muffins

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From the department of “never unseeing something for the rest of your life,” the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has simultaneously brought awareness to the scourge of ticks while turning us off forever from poppy seed muffins. Oh great. Here’s a tweet the CDC sent out Friday, in which it generously informs America that ticks can be the size of poppy seeds.


Of course, from now until our very last breath we can never look at a fresh, beautifully baked poppy seed muffin without being scared shitless we’d ingest a mouthful of Lyme disease. Good morning and bon appetit.

Kevin Pang was the founder and editor-in-chief of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace on Netflix.

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