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50 Halloween Trivia Questions and Answers for a Night of Spooktacular Fun

Test your knowledge of October 31 with these Halloween trivia questions—answers included.

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The History of Jack-o-Lanterns and How They Became a Halloween Tradition

Why do we carve pumpkins on Halloween? This fun tradition dates way, way back to ancient customs and a spooky...


Why Do We Bob for Apples on Halloween?

Compared to other Halloween traditions and legends, its origins aren't as spooky. Learn more about how bobbing for apples came...


Why Are People Afraid of Clowns?

If you aren't scared of clowns now, you will be soon.


12 Real-Life Exorcisms That Actually Happened

The belief that evil spirits can possess humans has been terrifying people throughout history. That's probably why the history of...

10 Halloween Costumes That Have Been Banned From Schools

Halloween costumes have changed in the last decade, with colleges and middle and grammar schools advising which costumes can—and can't—be...


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The Scientific Reason We Love Getting Scared So Much

If you love horror movies any and every day, we're talking to you.

18 Fall Activities for Frugal Family Fun

Make lasting memories with all the changing season has to offer while sticking to a budget.


It Is Possible to Be Scared to Death, According to Science

Is it possible for a spook to go too far?


This Is the Real Reason You Believe in Superstitions—Says Science

Most Americans know superstitions are nonsense. But why do more than 50 percent of people still believe in them?


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This Is the Real Reason You Hate Scary Movies

Yes, it's perfectly normal to NOT enjoy being scared.

The Director of ‘The Exorcist’ Saw a Real Exorcism—and It’s Far More Terrifying Than the Movie

William Friedkin had never witnessed an exorcism other than the fake ones in his film. Here, he recounts his experience...