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Image: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The internet collectively gagged when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defiled a beloved breakfast food with ticks this month. The tweet came from the CDC’s official account , and warned people to keep an eye out for the miniscule pests by comparing them to the size of poppy seeds. I thought the tweet was good and cool, but many were apparently upset by it. “The CDC may have ruined poppyseed muffins forever with gross tick photo,” wrote the Huffington Post. “For some reason the Center for Disease Control wants to ruin poppy seed muffins for you,” said Mashable. BuzzFeed dramatically declared that “poppy seeds are cancelled.”. Several days later, the CDC tweeted an apology Full story

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