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10 Costumed Mugshots for Halloween

When we get older, Halloween becomes less about accumulating candy and more about letting off some steam and having a good time.

However, the mixture of alcohol and costumes are too much for some adult Halloween revelers to handle and their celebrations run them afoul of the law.

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Candy Corn a Halloween Favorite

Candy Corn Day is October 30 each year to celebrate the sweet candy treat for Halloween that goes back to the 1880's in Philadelphia, Pa. The Wunderle Candy Company and candy maker George Renniger wanted to make a candy that had the shape of corn. Candy Corn was the first candy to be multi-colored, and was available March through November, and became a favorite candy for the fall.

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Learn the Meaning of Halloween From Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart is always around vampires these days. She's surrounded by the bloodsuckers in 'Twilight', and rumor has it she's back on with Robert Pattinson, AKA Edward Cullen. So since vampires are a Halloween staple, and October 31st is just around the corner, what better way to help us understand the creepy holiday than by enlisting K-Stew?

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Study Says Kids Want Less Candy for Halloween
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Do Kids Really Want Less Candy for Halloween? — Survey of the Day

While children still seem to unanimously agree that Halloween is one of their favorite holidays, a new survey by the American Dental Association and PopCap Games shows that kids' perception of the holiday is changing in several surprising ways.

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18 Spooky Vintage Halloween Cards

Apparently people haven't always celebrated Halloween the way that we do today, which is weird, because we sort of assumed "Sexy Referee Costume" was one of those timeless classics that had been around since the days of ancient Rome. It turns out people used to actually be kind of charming and thoughtful, instead of just smearing their bodies with glitter and pointedly refusing to drink anything less than 100 proof. Here's an example.

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Just How Extreme Are the Haunted Houses This Halloween?

If you're thinking of celebrating Halloween by going to a haunted house attraction, you also might want to schedule an appointment with a psychologist the following morning.

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Let’s Bust Some Ghosts — Gangnam Style!

We know you’re probably sick of ‘Gangnam Style’ video parodies by now. Believe us, as much as we enjoy Korean rapper Psy, we’re getting a bit bored by all of his imitators. But how about a ‘Gangnam’ inspired mashup?

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Just In Time For Halloween, Here’s A Creepy Science Video About Brains

It's Halloween in just a few short days, and that means a lot of brains: Frankenstein monsters looking for them, zombies munching on them, aliens exposing them in creepy experiments. But how much do we know about the brain? Could we survive getting them eaten? Do we need them at all? So here's a video explaining a bit about the brain, and whether a "no-brainer" exists

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Here’s How A Baby Leopard Carves Pumpkins

This is a baby clouded leopard. Clouded leopards are generally found in China, and sadly their populations are decreasing. Hence, zoos are trying to preserve the species. They also like to give their adorable babies pumpkins to chew on

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10 Spooky Celebrity Ghost Sightings

It's always sad when a celebrity passes away, but sometimes these strong-willed, vibrant personalities live on long after they have shuffled off this mortal coil. Here are 10 famous folks reportedly still hanging around even though they were "no longer with us."

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