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Nathan Barnatt

The Dancing Skeleton

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Nathan Barnatt

Every Halloween needs a dancing skeleton! Comedian Nathan Barnatt dances all over dressed as the bones of a dead man, accompanied by the 2009 song "Dead Man's Bones" by the group Dead Man's Bones.
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The House of Shock started off as a backyard party in New Orleans. In the 21 years since, it's battled controversy and protest, and kept on truckin'.
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What It’s Like to Be a Witch in New York City. Starr Ravenhawk of the Wiccan Family Temple Academy of Pagan Studies sets the record straight.
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Controversial Teen Dance Crazes That Pissed Off Parents Throughout History. Which was exactly what they were meant to do.
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The Oregon Zoo opened its Halloween festivities with "The Squishing of the Squash." That means elephants playing with and destroying pumpkins, which we get to watch.
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Some of the earliest known photos of 12 major US cities. Besides the difference in traffic, some haven't changed all that much in 150 years.
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10 Hilarious Southern Expressions. I never thought of them as hilarious, and I also never realized that people elsewhere might not know them.
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Looking ahead to the holiday season, the hot new Christmas album is from the Duck Dynasty folks. Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas fortunately features several established country music stars.
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How Facebook knows if you're going to break up before you do. The friends you have in common tell the story.
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10 Ghosts Lurking at the White House. As if our heads of state didn't have enough reasons to stay awake at night.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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