Monday, October 31, 2016

Underwater Pumpkin Carving, Where to See the World's Biggest Spiders, Are You Descended From Witches? and More

 
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Hollywood Has Nothing on These Real Life Halloween Horror Shows
 
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Are You Descended From Witches? New Digital Document Could Help You Find Out
 
Are You Descended From Witches? New Digital Document Could Help You Find Out
 
 
Meet the 11-Year-Old Who Invented a Healthy Lollipop
 
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Underwater Pumpkin Carving Among the Wrecks in New York's Finger Lakes
 
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Halloween Owes Its Tricks and Treats to the Ancient Celtic New Year's Eve
 
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The Long, Unfortunate History of Racial Parody in America
 
The Long, Unfortunate History of Racial Parody in America
 
 
In One of the World's Oldest Winemaking Regions, a New Generation Revives an Ancient Tradition
 
In One of the World's Oldest Winemaking Regions, a New Generation Revives an Ancient Tradition
 
 
Where to See the World's Biggest Spiders
 
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The Exorcist's Rule Book
 
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Join an English Scavenger Hunt for Spooky, Supernatural Scratches
 
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Explore Haunting Relics of Death With New Photography Book
 
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Norman Lear Talks Art, Activism and the 2016 Election
 
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Space Makes Astronauts Grow Taller, But It Also Causes Back Problems
 
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When the Mob Owned Cuba
 
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Today in History
 
In 1926, Harry Houdini died at the age of 52. Born Ehrich Weiss in Budapest, Hungary, the famous illusionist captivated the 20th-century public by performing daring escapes from seemingly impossible situations. While his death certificate records that the performer died of a ruptured appendix, find out why rumors continue to circulate that Houdini might have been murdered .
 
 
 
 
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Genpuku-Shiki of Ogasawara-ryu is a Japanese coming-of-age ceremony. This ceremony is held in Kyoto every January. Ogasawara-ryu is known as a school of archery, horsemanship and manners and have a long history since the Kamakura period. We can know a Japanese old-fashioned manners and beautiful custom through Genpuku-Shiki.
 
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Discovered, A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials, The Best Places to See Bats by the Millions and More

Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Discovered, A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials, The Best Places to See Bats by the Millions and More

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133-Million-Year-Old Pebble Discovered to Be First Fossilized Dinosaur Brain

Found on a beach in England, the small fossil contains blood vessel, cortex and part of the membrane that surrounds the brain

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