Well, file this one under "Things We've Long Suspected."
According to The Globe and Mail, inebriated Canada Day celebrants in Vancouver, BC, were given free lollipops following a fireworks display to subdue the madding crowd. City officials believe that traditional, annual rioting was quelled by handing out scores of the sweet treats.
Theoretically, the sugar rush of a lollipop calms a would-be brawler, while the physical block of candy in the mouth deters verbal altercations.
We always knew our lolly sculptures had Zen qualities. Just imagine the state of sweet bliss those revelers would have been in had they handed out our Noble Maple, Chamomile, and Bourbon pops, instead...
via The Hairpin