Black Licorice Dangers Explained Via Taiwanese Animation (VIDEO)

10/31/2011 12:58 pm ET | Updated Dec 31, 2011

Last week, just in time for Halloween, the FDA released a report indicating that black licorice may lead to heart arrhythmia, confirming longstanding fears about the dangers of the anise-flavored root.

But you don't have to read through a boring scientific journal article to get the details on the dangers of licorice. Instead, you can watch a new video -- above -- from the prolific, speedy Taiwanese animators at NMA TV.

In the past, NMA TV has used its CGI powers to illustrate stories ranging from LA's Carmageddon to the impending birth of Beyonce and Jay-Z's baby.