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'Cupcakes are as addictive as cocaine,' and Other Worthless Comparisons [Debunkery]

Over on Mind Hacks, Vaughan Bell has put together a great little post that calls attention to just how worthless, misleading and inaccurate the catch phrase "as addictive as cocaine" has become in the popular press. More »
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