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Bad and Good Halloween Entertainment

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The Horror Anti-Masterpieces: Five Great Bad Horror Movies. If it's too awful to scare anyone, maybe it will work as a comedy.
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10 Great Spooky Vintage Cartoons to Watch This Halloween. If it's too good to be just a comedy, you might get a good scare, too!
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13 Odd And Disturbing Vintage Halloween Postcards. Once upon a time, the holiday was really all about creeping you out.
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The owners of the Texas fertilizer plant that exploded in April (and killed 15) are facing fines for two dozen safety violations. It's a wonder they found evidence of violations, since the building was destroyed and OSHA had not inspected the facility since 1982.
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Sure, some people talk to themselves in the bathroom. But none are as entertaining as a three-year-old in the bathroom scolding himself for eating too much.
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Canadian Author Alice Munro was honored with the Nobel Prize for literature. She retired just this year, but her short stories will be around for you to read.
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Eleven years after she was kidnapped, Elizabeth Smart has written a book about her experience. Read nine significant revelations from My Story.
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Scientists accidentally discover a metal that heals itself. Imagine using this for automobiles, buildings, and bridges that repaired themselves automatically when needed.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar terms carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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