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CDC apologizes for 'gross' muffin post about ticks

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Posted at 8:58 AM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 05:17:00-04

(CNN) - A social media post about ticks left some people ticked off.

The CDC posted a photo of a poppy seed muffin last week, asking people if they could spot all five ticks hidden on the muffin.

It was meant to raise awareness about the small size of ticks and educate people on ways to prevent tick bites.

Instead, Twitter users complained that the photo ruined poppy seed muffins, forever, and some gave a better comparison to ticks, like Morgan Freeman's face.

The CDC posted a tongue in cheek apology a few days later Saying, "sorry we ticked some of you off."

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