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A Worldwide Celebration Of Halloween. Because customs spread faster when they involve candy!
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The science of a zombie apocalypse. It's not as far-fetched as you might think!
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Henri the Existential Cat shares his thoughts on Halloween. Yes, it's full of gloom and despair, but what else would you expect?
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Hilarious Election-Themed Halloween Costumes You Can Make Right Now. The one person who gets it and laughs will be worth the twenty others who ask you what it means.
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Hey, what are you going to do with those pumpkins after Halloween? Might as well have some real fun destroying them.
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Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion. Really. And Disney will start releasing new Star Wars films by 2015.
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Star Wars is just the beginning of Lucasfilm stories. We can't wait to see what Disney will do with these other newly-acquired properties.
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The storm is over, but it could be some time before things return to normal in New York City. Transit problems and closed businesses mean surviving on canned goods for a while.
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Mayor Bloomberg's ASL translator has been elevated to internet meme status after appearing with him at hurricane briefings. Lydia Callis expresses all the emotions that Bloomberg cannot.
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Amidst the carnage and destruction resulting from hurricane Sandy, there are a few bright spots. Here are three stories of incredible heroism following the storm.
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Historic Vampires. Heretics, cannibals, tyrants, and serial killers have been labeled such because we can't conceive that mere people would act that way.

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9 Exhilarating Close-Up Photos of Sharks
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Dive into the world of Shark, a new book by award-winning photographer Brian Skerry.

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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