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Our Most Popular Stories in October

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all month, here's what you missed.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

12 Jobs People Decided to Give to Cats

Lucas Reilly

Think canines are the only four-legged creatures that can hold down jobs? Think again.

What’s the Deal with Those Last 4 Digits on ZIP Codes?

Matt Soniak

Houdini's Greatest Trick: Debunking Medium Mina Crandon

the mag

The magician is famous for his thrilling escapes, but the feat he should be known for is breaking into a séance.

What’s the Difference between Ghostbusters and The Real Ghostbusters?

Kara Kovalchik

Two animated series, both debuting in 1986, both containing the title of hit 1984 movie. Potato, potahto, just two quickie attempts to cash in on a popular franchise, right? Not so fast.

19 Things You Might Not Know About Nevada

Amanda Green

Yes, today's Halloween. But we bet you didn't know that on October 31, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state in the Union. Let's celebrate with 19 facts about the Silver State.

Sneak a Peek Inside Dracula’s Castle

Jennifer M Wood

Come freely. Go safely; and take a photo tour of Transylvania’s Bran Castle.

The Missing Links: Another Chupacabra Sighting

Colin Patrick

9 Wild and Wonderful Jack-o-Lanterns

Miss Cellania

Internet-Controllable Halloween Display - Tonight!

Chris Higgins

The Time Baby Ruth Sued Babe Ruth

the mag

When the Sultan of Sweet sued the Sultan of Swat, everyone paid attention.

Haemolacria: A Rare Condition That Makes People Cry Blood

Meghan Holohan

Doctors now have a bit of a better understanding of why some shed bloody tears, yet in many cases, it remains a mystery. Here are a few things we know.

Was the Ghostbusters Theme Stolen from Huey Lewis?

Stacy Conradt

The producers behind Ghostbusters approached Ray Parker, Jr., and asked him to come up with a song that included the name of the film, but was rather simple otherwise.

What Hand Signals Should I Avoid When Traveling Abroad?

When you’re trotting the globe, it’s important to know when to keep your hands to yourself.